The Stat Line Of The Night – 10/21/10 – Martin Brodeur
The 2010-11 NHL season has not been kind to Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils thus far. In his previous two starts, Brodeur has allowed a disappointing seven goals against on 57 shots as his Devils went on to lose both games. But if there was one city that the 38-year-old netminder would be happy to see during this slump, it was Montreal. Brodeur entered last night’s game against the Canadiens with a 38-16-5 record against them all-time, and a 15-8-1 record at the Bell Center. Thanks to another shutout performance, the 112th of his career, he would add another win to each of those records.
Brodeur was the busier of the two goalies, but he was also the sharper of the two as he stopped all 29 shots he faced on route to a 3-0 victory for his Devils. It was only their second win of the season through their first seven games, but they are hoping that this victory will be the one that turns things around as they get set for two big games over the weekend against the Sabres and the Rangers.
For now, Brodeur and the Devils will get to enjoy this one. It was not only Brodeur’s second win of the season, but it was also his second shutout, and this time it was enough to earn him “The Stat Line of the Night” for Thursday, October 21, 2010.