Brodeur surrendered four goals on 33 shots in a win over the Hurricanes on Saturday. He has now won three straight starts while posting a 2.67 GAA and .893 SV%. While those numbers might not be pretty, Brodeur is doing what Brodeur does, which is win games. Brodeur is 1-1-1 with a 1.33 GAA and .944 SV% against the Flyers this season.
Friday night, Henrique extended his goal scoring streak to five by potting two goals against the Red Wings in a 7-4 loss. He has tallied seven goals and two assists with a plus-5 rating in his last five contests.
Brodeur gets the second game of back-to-back on Saturday.
Brodeur allowed three goals on 23 shots in a 4-3 win over the Red Wings on Tuesday. He took a seat on Friday where he watched Cory Schneider surrender seven tallies. Tonight he will take on the Hurricanes having won each of his last two starts while posting a 2.00 GAA and .905 SV%.
Schneider surrendered four goals on 22 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Sharks on Sunday. Martin Brodeur was not traded on Wednesday, so the Devils will finish up the season with the same tandem they started it with. Schneider gets the call tonight in Detroit, despite Brodeur chalking up a victory over the Red Wings on Tuesday.
The Hurricanes have traded Tuomo Ruutu to the Devils for Andrei Loktionov and a conditional 2017 third-round pick.
Ruutu, 31, has two years left in a deal with an annual cap-hit of $4.75 million US. Ruutu is not the fastest player and he joins one of the slowest teams in the NHL. Ruutu had five goals and 11 assists with a minus-19 rating with the Hurricanes. A change of scenery might be able to revitalize Ruutu.
Brunner (leg) will play tonight vs. the Red Wings.
Brunner missed the last two games after suffering a leg injury last Thursday vs. the Blue Jackets. He will play his first game against his former team tonight, when the Red Wings come to New Jersey. Brunner will skate on the second line with Patrik Elias and Adam Henrique. Brunner has 17 points (9G / 8A) in 42 games this season.
Brodeur stopped 18 of 19 shots in a 6-1 stomping of the Islanders on Saturday. Cory Schneider was lit up on Sunday, so the Devils will turn to Brodeur, in what could be his last start with New Jersey. He has a good matchup as he goes up against a shorthanded Red Wings squad.
Schneider gave up two goals on 19 shots in a win over the Blue Jackets on Thursday. With Martin Brodeur getting the win on Saturday, the Devils will turn to Schneider in the second game of the back-to-back set. He will take on a strong Sharks team, who are coming off of a disappointing loss to the Sabres on Thursday.
Brodeur gave up six goals on 21 shots in a 7-3 loss to the Rangers in his last start (Jan 26). Brodeur has clearly taken a back-seat to Cory Schneider, but will get his second start of the season vs. the Islanders on Saturday. He is 13-11-4 with a 2.52 GAA and .899 SV% on the season.
Schneider allowed one goal on 24 shots in a 3-0 loss to the Capitals in the Devils' final game before the break. Schneider has won four of his last eight starts while posting a 1.63 GAA and .930 SV%. On Thursday he will take on the Blue Jackets for the second time this season, he allowed three goals on 23 shots in 4-1 loss back in October.
The Devils have recalled defenseman Eric Gelinas from Albany (AHL).
Gelinas, 22, played five games for the Albany (0G / 2A / +3) since he was sent down January 31. He had to sit out four AHL games earlier in the month as he was ineligible to play during the NHL’s Olympic break because he spent too much time on New Jersey’s roster. On the season, Gelinas has six goals and 16 assists (22 points in 44 games with New Jersey.
Elias missed Tuesday's qualification game against Slovakia with an illness, but will be back in the lineup this afternoon. He will centre the third line with Martin Erat and Jakub Voracek on his wings.