Brodeur was real good tonight. Real good. Made some strong saves, the Devils got some bounces and won a game they probably shouldn't have. But that's how it's supposed to go - sometimes you win games you shouldn't.
One point away from .500.
6-3-2 in their last 11 GP now. If someone had told us the Devils, after 18 GP, would be one game under NHL .500 after going 0-4-3 to start the season, and wouldn't have Elias for a chunk of those games, I think we'd all have happily signed up for that.
Yeah, can't say the Devils necessarily deserved that one, but the Devils have had their share of games where the bounces didn't go their way. There were some "two steps slower" moments for sure, and if I'm the Rangers, I come away thinking we probably could or should have won that game.
Brodeur now has a 2.08 GAA and .913 save%. That didn't seem possible a few weeks ago. Who knows how long it will last, but it's great to see a legend still able to have games where he's playing like one.
And of course, always a bonus to see the ledge-straddlers and instant grat crowd quiet down for a while. Five games until the Sched from Hell is over.