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Former Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur has been granted a one-week leave of absence by the St. Louis Blues, the team he joined in December (NHL.com, Jan. 13).

"Brodeur will rejoin the club in one week and his future will be addressed at that time," the team said in a statement.

Brodeur, 42, is 3-3 with a 2.87 goals-against average and .899 save percentage in seven games with the Blues. He left the Devils after 20 seasons in which he won three Stanley Cups and four Vezina trophies.

Tags: Martin Brodeur, Notes, Jerry McGuire
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Martin Brodeur was back in a familiar venue in an unfamiliar uniform.

The future Hall of Famer has visited Nassau Coliseum on many occasions, but only ever wearing the red and black of the New Jersey Devils. On Saturday afternoon Brodeur made his first appearance with the St. Louis Blues and helped propel them to a 6-4 win over the Islanders.

Brodeur came into the game in the second period after Jake Allen allowed three goals in the opening 20 minutes. The newest member of the Blues made 14 saves and allowed only one goal in relief.

Tags: Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Notes, Andrew Vazzano
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With the New York Yankees'?farewell tour for Mariano Rivera?fresh in our minds, it's easy to have wanted the same thing for Martin Brodeur. If this is, in fact, Brodeur's final season, it seems like he may be down to his last few starts. With Cory Schneider establishing himself as the No. 1 goalie of late, there may not be much more of No. 30 between the pipes and that's OK.

We constantly try to humanize sports and make it about the individuals, but at the end of the day, it's a business. It's no knock on Brodeur to admit that the better goaltender is in net right now.

Tags: Analysis, cory schneider, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, NHL
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It has been announced that Martin Brodeur will be between the pipes for Sunday's game at Yankee Stadium.

The way Cory Schneider has been playing of late, from a sheer numbers standpoint, it would have made sense to give him the nod. Those numbers are exactly why Brodeur should be starting.

Tags: Analysis, cory schneider, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, outdoor game, Yankee Stadium
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New Jersey Devils vs. Philadelphia Flyers - 7:30 pm

Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey

TV:?NBCSN ?Radio:?WFAN 101.9-FM, 660-AM

Tags: CAM JANSSEN, Martin Brodeur, Pregame Thoughts, Reid Boucher, Ryane Clowe
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The New Jersey Devils defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 3-0. The two teams skated in front of a sparse crowd at Prudential Center due to the snowstorm that has been dumping snow across the tri-state area. The win brings New Jersey's record to 13-15-6 on the season, good for 32 points.

[sny-box]

- Martin Brodeur notched his third shutout of the season by stopping all 33 Tampa Bay shots. The shutout is the 124th of Brodeur's career.

Tags: DAINIUS ZUBRUS, Damien Brunner, Jaromir Jagr, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Postgame Thoughts, Tampa Bay Lightning
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There's no doubt that the Devils have struggled to score when Cory Schneider is in the net. Just how much different is the scoring in front of Brodeur and Schneider?

Cory Schneider?

Tags: Analysis, By The Numbers, cory schneider, goal scoring, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils
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The New Jersey Devils closed out a strong weekend of play with a dominating 3-1 win over the Nashville Predators.? The win moves the Devils to 5-7-5 on the season.

[sny-box]

- This one was all Devils from the outset, as they were fast, disciplined and controlled the play all night.

Tags: Analysis, CAM JANSSEN, Jaromir Jagr, Martin Brodeur, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, Postgame Thoughts, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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After he gave up four goals the Ottawa Senators, there was chatter that maybe Martin Brodeur might have finally hit the wall.

There was talk that the torch had been passed to Cory Schneider after Schneider was given three straight starts.

Tags: Analysis, cory schneider, goaltending, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils
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The comments by Martin Brodeur to?Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger are absolutely baffling.

For one, the timing is really bad. It?s November. The team hasn?t even played 20 games yet. The Devils aren?t exactly dead in the water. There?s no need to even comment at all.

Then, not only does he answer it, he gives the newspaper a book worth of quotes. Simple answer to the question: ??Marty, would you be open to considering a trade to a contender?? ??I?m not even thinking about that right now. I?m focused on helping this team.? He did essentially say that among his sea of quotes, but that should have been his ONLY response.

Tags: Analysis, Debate, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Trade
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The Devils mustered on 14 shots on Ray Emery last night.

You can certainly chalk it up to a lack of execution on the offensive side, but it was more about what the Flyers did defensively that stymied the Devils' attack.

Tags: Analysis, Jaromir Jagr, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, Watch
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After dropping a 1-0 contest to the Philadelphia Flyers, the Devils quickly turned their focus to the Minnesota Wild.

They'll be shorthanded once again, as Patrik Elias (upper body) and Travis Zajac (ankle) will not make the flight over to St. Paul.

Tags: cory schneider, Injury Report, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, PATRIK ELIAS, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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The New Jersey Devils fell to the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 from Prudential Center on Saturday night. The loss drops the Devils to 3-6-4 on the season.

[sny-box]

- The only goal of the game came on a shot by Braden Schenn in the first period.

Tags: Analysis, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Philadelphia Flyers, Postgame Thoughts
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We're only 12 games into the 2013-2014 season and already there have been a fair share of both positive and negative moments for the Devils. Perhaps the most polarizing "issue" so far has been the split between the two goaltenders.

Make no mistake, New Jersey has a very good problem on its hands.

Tags: Analysis, cory schneider, Feature, goalie, Hockey, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils
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The New Jersey Devils edged the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 at Prudential Center in Newark on Tuesday night. ?The win pushes their record to 3-5-4 on the year.

The Least You Should Know:

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Analysis, Jaromir Jagr, Martin Brodeur, Notes, Postgame Thoughts
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As reported, it will be Brodeur in net against the Bruins on Saturday.

Tags: Analysis, cory schneider, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Notes
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It's always great to answer some reader questions, especially now that we have quite a few games worth of information to go on. If you have a question, always feel free to tweet @SNYDevils.

Jonathan Harpula - @Starpula - Larsson for Yakupov? Who says no at this point?

Tags: Adam Larsson, Analysis, cory schneider, Discuss, Emptying The Bag, Eric Gelinas, Hockey, Marek Zidlicky, MARK FAYNE, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Pete DeBoer, Peter Harrold
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What Happened: The Devils got out to a 3-0 lead, only to see their lead evaporate behind four third period goals by Edmonton. Patrik Elias scored a shorthanded goal to force overtime, but New Jersey failed to score in the shootout once again, to fall 5-4.

Star of the Game: David Perron. Perron scored the game-tying goal off of a faceoff with a brilliant shot that beat Brodeur over his right shoulder. He also added the eventual winning goal in the shootout, with a slick backhand shelf shot to light the lamp.?

Tags: Analysis, Damien Brunner, Edmonton Oilers, Hockey, Martin Brodeur, michael ryder, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts, ryan nugent-hopkins, shootout
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By Jeff O'Connor

There?s nothing like a five-game road trip over 11 days for a team to get to know each other better.? While the sky may be falling for some Devils fans, there?s more reason to believe than there is to worry.

After being shut out in the first game, they answered back with three goals on Friday.? The defense had a bunch of breakdowns on Thursday.? In Game No. 2, they played a much cleaner contest in their own third of the ice.? The special teams have been sharp as well.? The penalty kill is perfect thus far and the power play looks a lot smoother to this point in time.

Tags: Analysis, Damien Brunner, Feature, Hockey, Jaromir Jagr, Martin Brodeur, michael ryder, New Jersey Devils, NHL, PATRIK ELIAS, Ryane Clowe
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What Happened:?The New Jersey Devils dropped their home opener to the New York Islanders 4-3 in a shootout. The Islanders twice battled back from one goal deficits, behind two goals by Michael Grabner, before Frans Nielsen tied the game up at three, only 1:01 into the third period. The Devils battled back with a third period goal by Damien Brunner to force overtime and the subsequent shootout.

Star of the Game:?Michael Grabner is quickly becoming a big-time Devil killer. The speedy winger had the first two Islanders goals, then assisted on the Nielsen goal. His tremendous speed has plagued New Jersey in the past and tonight was no different. ?Also, a nod to Evgeni Nabakov for stopping six Devils shots in the shootout.

Tags: Analysis, Andrei Loktionov, Damien Brunner, Martin Brodeur, michael grabner, michael ryder, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, PATRIK ELIAS, Postgame Thoughts
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By Jeff O'Connor

It felt like the 2012 Eastern Conference Semifinals all over again on Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center, as the New Jersey Devils downed the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1.? The game featured sharp goaltending, a fancy Marek Zidlicky, goal and relentless forechecking.? More importantly, there were two players that looked like their 2012 selves: Bryce Salvador and Anton Volchenkov.

Salvador logged 24:24 of ice time with a plus-1 rating and five blocked shots.? Volchenkov was just as brilliant as he posted 17:10 on the ice to go along with a plus-1 rating and two blocked shots.

Tags: ADAM HENRIQUE, Analysis, ANTON VOLCHENKOV, BRYCE SALVADOR, Feature, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, NHL, preseason, TRAVIS ZAJAC
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By Jeff O'Connor

The New Jersey Devils signed Michael Ryder when free agency started, due to a need of pure goal scorers.? While he didn?t have any goals in Thursday night?s 5-3 loss to the New York Islanders at the Prudential Center, he showed that he has many more tools besides just an ability to shoot the puck.

Tags: Analysis, Feature, Lou Lamoriello, Martin Brodeur, michael ryder, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Pete DeBoer, preseason, Ryane Clowe, Training Camp
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Game two featured the debut of quite a few new faces for New Jersey. The Islanders jumped out to a 4-1 lead after one period, but the Devils hung tough in the 5-3 loss.

Some notes and observations from the game:

Tags: Analysis, cory schneider, Damien Brunner, Eric Gelinas, Jon Merrill, kyrs barch, Martin Brodeur, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Notes, Post Game, preseason, rostislav olesz
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By Jeff O'Connor

Another Devils hockey game tonight and they?ll take on the New York Islanders at home. The Devils will mix in some different players compared to Monday?s roster against the New York Rangers. Some old faces will appear for the first time this fall, like Martin Brodeur, while new faces like Damien Brunner and Jon Merrill will get their first experience of playing hockey in Newark.

Here are the lineups for tonight:

Tags: Analysis, cory schneider, Damien Brunner, Eric Gelinas, Jon Merrill, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Pregame Thoughts, Training Camp
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By Jeff O'Connor

For the last two decades, Martin Brodeur has made jaw-dropping saves and dominated his rivals while being serenaded to chants of ?Marty?s Better! Marty?s Better!?

Tags: Analysis, cory schneider, Feature, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, NHL
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Martin Brodeur has seen it all during his illustrious NHL career. From Stanley Cup victories and Vezina winning seasons, to crushing defeats. There's no doubt that this offseason was a trying one for the Devils, but Brodeur is ready to forge ahead.

"i think its a great challenge, i know I'm excited to come back and see the little puzzle that Lou put together this summer, how it's going to pan out," the 41-year-old netminder said. "We got bigger and we got some good experienced players coming in, it'll be interesting."

Tags: cory schneider, Feature, Jaromir Jagr, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Notes
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As camp begins, the team is starting to take shape. Still, many questions remain about the roster and who will be a contributor this year. Here are five of the biggest questions coming into the season.

1. Can the defense begin to rebound?

Tags: Analysis, ANTON VOLCHENKOV, BRYCE SALVADOR, cory schneider, Eric Gelinas, Jaromir Jagr, Jon Merrill, Martin Brodeur, MATTIAS TEDENBY, New Jersey Devils, NHL, Reid Boucher, rostislav olesz, Stefan Matteau, Training Camp, Training camp
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Last week, Martin Brodeur asked for your vote for the NHL 14 cover and enough of you chimed in that he's made it to the "elite eight" phase of voting.

Via SB Nation:

-James van Riemsdyk

-Joffrey Lupul

Tags: Devils, Devs, Martin Brodeur, Marty Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, News
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Even though the Devils? 2013 season is over, we can still look back at some great moments in New Jersey?s playoff history.

On May 9?

1994- Martin Brodeur stops all 22 shots he faces, pitching his first-career playoff shutout in New Jersey's 2-0 win over the Boston Bruins in game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Brendan Byrne Arena.

Tags: Boston Bruins, John Madden, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Notes, PATRIK ELIAS, Scott Stevens, Toronto Maple Leafs
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Even though the Devils? 2013 season is over, we can still look back at some great moments in New Jersey?s playoff history.

On May 8?

1988- Officials boycott game 4 of the Wales Conference finals between the Devils and Boston Bruins, after the NHL did not suspend New Jersey coach Jim Schoenfeld for his postgame outburst at referee Don Koharski.

Tags: Boston Bruins, DAVID CLARKSON, David Maley, Ilya Kovalchuk, Jason Arnett, Jim Schoenfeld, Martin Brodeur, Notes, Pat Verbeek, PETR SYKORA, Philadelphia Flyers, Tom Kurvers, Toronto Maple Leafs
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Even though the Devils? 2013 season is over, we can still look back at some great moments in New Jersey?s playoff history.

On May 7?

1994- Stephane Richer's goal at 14:19 of the first overtime lifts New Jersey to a 5-4 win over the Boston Bruins in game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Boston Garden.

Tags: Ben Hankinson, Bernie Nicholls, Boston Bruins, Brian Rafalski, Claude Lemieux, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Notes, PETR SYKORA, Stephane Richer, Toronto Maple Leafs, Valeri Zelepukin
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Even though the Devils? 2013 season is over, we can still look back at some great moments in New Jersey?s playoff history.

On May 6?

1972- Denis and Mireille Brodeur welcomed a baby boy, Martin, into the world. That boy would grow into the Devils' -- and arguably the NHL's -- greatest goalie of all time.

Tags: Boston Bruins, DAINIUS ZUBRUS, Denis Brodeur, Don Koharski, Jim Schoenfeld, John Madden, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Notes, PETR SYKORA, Philadelphia Flyers, Scott Gomez, Toronto Maple Leafs
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Even though the Devils' 2013 season is over, we can still look back at some great moments in New Jersey's playoff history.

On May 2...

1997- Scott Niedermayer and John MacLean each score goals, and Martin Brodeur makes 21 saves in New Jersey's 2-0 win over the New York Rangers in game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Tags: Grant Marshall, John MacLean, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, Notes, Scott Niedermayer, Tampa Bay Lightning
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Even though the Devils' 2013 season is over, we can still look back at some great moments in New Jersey's playoff history.

On April 29...

1994- Claude Lemieux's power-play goal at 13:49 of the second period proves to be the game-winner in New Jersey's 2-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres in game 7 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

Tags: Brian Gionta, Buffalo Sabres, Claude Lemieux, Colin White, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, Notes, PATRIK ELIAS, Toronto Maple Leafs
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https://twitter.com/Ledger_NJDevils/status/328885143571931136

Brodeur had a good year when he was healthy, posting 13 wins and a 2.22 goals-against average in 29 starts.

Still, I think the key word here is "necessarily." Will Brodeur feel the same way after he makes 65 starts next year? Who knows. Starting 29 games for Brodeur is like a tuneup, and he should be feeling refreshed.

Tags: Buzz, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils
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The New York Rangers looked like they had something to play for on Saturday afternoon.

The Devils did not.

New Jersey ended its disappointing campaign with a flat, uninspired effort in a 4-0 loss to New York at Madison Square Garden.

Tags: Adam Larsson, ANDY GREENE, ANTON VOLCHENKOV, Derek Stepan, Henrik Lundqvist, Ilya Kovalchuk, Johan Hedberg, Marek Zidlicky, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Ottawa Senators, Peter Harrold, Post Game, Rick Nash, Ryan Callahan
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Tags: ANDY GREENE, Around The Links, Lou Lamoriello, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, Zach Parise

https://twitter.com/nhldevilspr/status/327890426751234050

?It's been a long time since Martin Brodeur sat out a game at Madison Square Garden, but it looks like Sunday will be the battle of the backup goalies.

I think it's surprising if Brodeur doesn't start. But if DeBoer wants to do it, it's his prerogative.

Tags: Buzz, Johan Hedberg, Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers