Call For The Wild, Hedberg gets call vs. Minnesota

After recently going nine games between starts, Johan Hedberg will get the nod for the second time in three games when he faces Minnesota on Tuesday. Hedberg backstopped the Devils to a 3-1win over Atlanta on Friday, then made 15 saves after relieving Martin Brodeur in Saturday’s 6-3 loss at Carolina. Moose has made appearances

Kovalchuk & Hedberg Beat Old Team On New Years Eve

“The last time we played them, it wasn’t pretty,” Kovalchuk said. Both former Thrashers came up big Friday to help the Devils avenge that lopsided loss. Backup goalie Hedberg made 28 saves in a rare start and Kovalchuk sealed the game with a late goal, giving the Devils a 3-1 victory that snapped a six-game

Johan Hedberg and Ilya Kovalchuk return to Atlanta Saturday

Johan Hedberg won’t see his family when he returns to Atlanta. That’s because the wife and children of the former Thrashers goaltender will be waiting for him when he gets back to New Jersey following Saturday’s game. The Hedbergs will spend Christmas together thanks to the winter school break in Gwinnett County. It will be

Johan Hedberg Strong Against Penguins, Saves 32

It was a great night of goaltending from both sides, as Marc-Andre Fleury reached a new career high with his ninth win in a row by making 27 out of 28 saves while former Penguins goalie Johan Hedberg was strong in his own right, stopping 32 out of 34 shots. The Devils have plenty of

Ilya Kovalchuk Shines Against Flyers

They scored first, getting a power-play goal from Kovalchuk only 3:02 into the game, and led 2-1 after the first period, but were thoroughly outplayed in the second and all but the last two minutes of the third. Goaltender Johan Hedberg held the Devils in the game in a second, in which they were outshot

Hedberg (40 saves), Devils nip Flyers in SO

The strong play of backup goalie Johan Hedberg has made the absence of Martin Brodeur less painful for the New Jersey Devils. Hedberg made his fourth straight start Saturday and the Devils beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in a shootout. With Brodeur sidelined by a bruised elbow, Hedberg made 40 saves through overtime, and then

Hedberg, Kovalchuk lift Devils to shootout win

A two-game winning streak usually isn’t big news for the New Jersey Devils. It is this season. Johan Hedberg stopped all three shots and Ilya Kovalchuk scored the only goal in the shootout as the Devils beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Wednesday night for their first winning streak. “It’s obviously very important for us,”

Johan Hedberg has 30 saves as Devils score 5 goals, shut out Caps

Johan Hedberg made the key saves and New Jersey finally scored some goals. That combination brightened the mood of the struggling Devils following a 5-0 win Monday that stunned the NHL-leading Washington Capitals. Hedberg stopped 30 shots for his 15th career shutout, Jason Arnott scored twice while rookie Mattias Tedenby and Patrik Elias each had

Johan Hedberg Lifts Devils In Relief of Brodeur

Brodeur removed the blocker, shook his arm and rotated his wrist as the trainer attended to him. Play resumed, but Brodeur skated off the ice 21 seconds later following a stoppage and didn’t return. Brodeur stopped all eight shots he faced before he was replaced by Johan Hedberg, who turned aside 21 of 24 shots.