Stat Line Of The Night — 10/25/11 — Johan Hedberg
With Martin Brodeur sidelined with an injury, most hockey experts will tell you that the New Jersey Devils have been playing without their best goaltender. Johan Hedberg may not verbally dispute that statement, but his play as of late has been speaking much louder than words.
It was speaking loudly once again last night, as Hedberg completely shut down the Los Angeles Kings’ offensive attack, stopping all 31 shots he faces, en route to the 3-0 shutout victory. The shutout was his first of the season, and it improves his record to 4-1-1 and his GAA to 1.86. Martin who?
Similar performances like this one could earn Hedberg more playing time once Brodeur returns to the lineup, but for now it earns him “The Stat Line of the Night” for Tuesday, October 25, 2011.