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Brodeur, Devils in search of home-and-home sweep of Hurricanes

Mar 17, 2007 - 2:51 PM Carolina (35-29-8) at New Jersey (43-20-8) 1:00 pm EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- For more than a decade, Martin Brodeur has been extremely reliable for the New Jersey Devils.

Brodeur looks to lead the Devils to their fourth victory in five games when they try to complete a sweep of a home-and-home series with the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday.

A two-time Vezina Trophy winner and a member of all three of New Jersey's Stanley Cup title teams, Brodeur needed to make 22 saves in the third period to preserve the Devils' 3-2 win over the Hurricanes on Thursday.

The second-winningest goaltender in league history (488), Brodeur is the only netminder with six 40-win seasons in his career. He is 42-19-7 this season and is one victory shy of tying a career high set in 1997-1998 and equaled last season.

Scott Gomez had a goal and an assist and Jamie Langenbrunner set up two others after being paired on an improvised line with Erik Rasmussen.

New Jersey trails the Buffalo Sabres (46-19-6) by four points for the top spot in the Eastern Conference and is four in front of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Atlantic Division race.

The defending Cup champion, Carolina has dropped five of its last eight games and remains in a tight race to return to the postseason.

The Hurricanes are in a seventh-place tie with the New York Islanders (34-26-10) in the East, one point in front of the New York Rangers (34-28-9) and the Toronto Maple Leafs (34-29-9).

Andrew Ladd scored his ninth goal and David Tanabe added his second for Carolina in the last matchup against New Jersey.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 1 4 2 7
    NEW JERSEY 0 1 1 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CAR - CHAD LAROSE 4 (GLEN WESLEY, ANDREW LADD) 4:48
    2ND PRD: CAR - JOSEF VASICEK 6 (TIM GLEASON, CRAIG ADAMS) 3:35
    CAR - RAY WHITNEY 28 (ROD BRIND'AMOUR, JUSTIN WILLIAMS) 4:53
    CAR - ROD BRIND'AMOUR 23 (GLEN WESLEY, RA

    Mar 17 3:35 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 7
    NEW JERSEY 2
    3RD PRD: NJD - TRAVIS ZAJAC 15 (DAVID CLARKSON, BRIAN RAFALSKI) 13:23

    Hurricanes vs. DevilsMar 17 3:21 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 7
    NEW JERSEY 1
    3RD PRD: CAR - (PP) TIM GLEASON 1 (MIKE COMMODORE, JOSEF VASICEK)
    12:37 (TWO-MAN ADVANTAGE)

    Hurricanes vs. DevilsMar 17 3:19 PM


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    CAROLINA 6
    NEW JERSEY 1
    3RD PRD: CAR - (PP) SCOTT WALKER 21 (ERIK COLE, FRANTISEK KABERLE)
    7:58

    Hurricanes vs. DevilsMar 17 3:08 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 1 4 5
    NEW JERSEY 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CAR - CHAD LAROSE 4 (GLEN WESLEY, ANDREW LADD) 4:48
    2ND PRD: CAR - JOSEF VASICEK 6 (TIM GLEASON, CRAIG ADAMS) 3:35
    CAR - RAY WHITNEY 28 (ROD BRIND'AMOUR, JUSTIN WILLIAMS) 4:53
    CAR - ROD BRIND'AMOUR 23 (GL

    Mar 17 2:40 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 5
    NEW JERSEY 1
    2ND PRD: CAR - CHAD LAROSE 5 (ANDREW LADD, JOSEF VASICEK) 16:58

    Hurricanes vs. DevilsMar 17 2:35 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 4
    NEW JERSEY 1
    2ND PRD: NJD - DAVID CLARKSON 1 (ZACH PARISE, ANDREW GREENE) 10:42

    Hurricanes vs. DevilsMar 17 2:24 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 4
    NEW JERSEY 0
    2ND PRD: CAR - ROD BRIND'AMOUR 23 (GLEN WESLEY, RAY WHITNEY) 8:09

    Hurricanes vs. DevilsMar 17 2:20 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 3
    NEW JERSEY 0
    2ND PRD: CAR - RAY WHITNEY 28 (ROD BRIND'AMOUR, JUSTIN WILLIAMS) 4:53

    Hurricanes vs. DevilsMar 17 2:10 PM


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    CAROLINA 2
    NEW JERSEY 0
    2ND PRD: CAR - JOSEF VASICEK 6 (TIM GLEASON, CRAIG ADAMS) 3:35

    Hurricanes vs. DevilsMar 17 2:08 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAROLINA 1 1
    NEW JERSEY 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CAR - CHAD LAROSE 4 (GLEN WESLEY, ANDREW LADD) 4:48
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CAR 7 7
    NJD 4 4
    GOALIES: CAR - JOHN GRAHAME
    NJD - MA

    Mar 17 1:44 PM


  • NHL
    CAROLINA 1
    NEW JERSEY 0
    1ST PRD: CAR - CHAD LAROSE 4 (GLEN WESLEY, ANDREW LADD) 4:48

    Hurricanes vs. DevilsMar 17 1:20 PM