Off to a rough start and handcuffed by the salary cap, Brian Leetch pushes back against calls for New Jersey to trade their Vezina winning veteran.
A rousing game from Ilya Kovalchuk and a perfect night from Martin Brodeur propelled the Devils back into the wins column in a big way. Kovalchuk notched his first two-goal game as a Devil, and Brodeur made 29 saves for career shutout No. 113 in Wednesday’s 3-0 triumph over visiting Phoenix. The Devils (9-19-2) snapped
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.
In need of a win, the New Jersey Devils knew exactly who to turn to. Martin Brodeur made 24 saves for his 111th NHL shutout, and Ilya Kovalchuk scored 53 seconds into overtime to lift the short-handed Devils to their first win of the season, 1-0 over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night. Brodeur, who