Posted 24 December 2011 - 08:37 AM
Oh well...they got two points.
As bad as this team can look, and as frustrating as they can be to watch, they're only seven points out of the division lead. Kind of miraculous for a team that's managed 11 regulation wins over its first 34 GP.
Brodeur's season numbers are fitting (3.06 GAA, .884 save%), because it feels like he's a lock to give up three goals these days. Looks like DB is going to continue to give him chances to be the 1A guy though. FWIW, the Devils have won three of his past four starts, but I don't think the DB can continue to put out a guy who has the 3rd-worst save% in NHL for too much longer...especially when the other guy is middle-of-the-pack in that number.
Re: the Rangers...don't think it's fair to say that Brodeur has developed a complex against them. Lundqvist simply shuts them down most of the time...I looked and couldn't find the exact numbers, but I think Lundqvist's career GAA against is the Devils is well below 2.00, and his save% against them over .930. With rare exceptions, the Devils' shooters just don't seem able to solve this guy. That has a lot more to do with them than it does with Marty.
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Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
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