Fact Of The Day: Happy Anniversary Bernier

Steve Bernier scored the only goal for the Devils today in a 3-1 loss to the Florida Panthers. It was his first NHL goal with the New Jersey Devils. Also it was his first NHL goal since February 10th, 2011 as a member of the Florida Panthers. Isn’t that a little ironic scoring your first NHL goal with another club against your former team almost a year to the date.

Final: Panthers 3 Devils 1

Scoring Summary:
First Period- Bernier (1) and Bergenheim (11)
Second Period- Versteeg (21)
Third Period- Samuelsson (7)

Next Game: 2/14 at Buffalo Sabres 7:00 pm.

Team Stats:
Devils outdrew the Panthers 29-23
Devils outshot the Panthers 27-20
Devils went 0 for 1 on the power play.
Devils outhit the Panthers 21-7

Player Stats:

This was a tough one to watch. The Devils looked flat and out of sync. They were playing very well for the first 15 minutes but then once they gave up the Panther’s first goal on the power play they just looked lost. Everyone was flat footed and was outworked by Panthers. Both goals were not Brodeur’s fault at all. The best thing for them to do is is just forget this game ever happened and bring back the energy against Buffalo on the road.

Final: Blues 4 Devils 3

Scoring Summary:
First Period- Parise (21) and Stewart (11)
Second Period- Perron (7) and Henrique (14) and Elias (19)
Third Period- Berglund (13)
Blues win shootout 1-0

Next Game: 2/11 vs Florida Panthers 1:00 pm.

Team Stats:
Blues outdrew the Devils 30-21
Devils outshot the Blues 27-26
Devils went 1 for 3 on the power play.
Devils outhit the Blues 19-18

Player Stats:

Stat Of The Day: Brodeur’s 2nd Shutout At MSG

Believe it or not, last night’s 1-0 victory over the Rangers was only the 2nd time Martin Brodeur has recorded a regular season shutout at Madison Square Garden. The only other time was in a double shutout with Henrik Lundqvist in January of 2010.

Photo Of The Game: The Disallowed Goal

As you can see Marion Gaborik is on top of Martin Brodeur as the puck is in the net. The goal was disallowed and Gaborik was penalized with goaltender interference. Obviously it has caused much debate as to whether the goal should have counted. To be honest , I can see it going both ways but 99% of the time the referees are going to side with the goaltender. But these kind of things are a part of the game.

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Watch: Anisimov’s Last Second Disallowed Goal Against Devils

The talk of the night revolved around this play when Marion Gaborik interfered with Martin Brodeur which would have been the game tying goal by Artem Anisimov but was disallowed. You make the call. Should it have counted or not? To be honest it should have been called a incidental contact therefore no goal not an interference penalty. Give it a look.

Watch: Martin Brodeur Post Game After 1-0 Victory Over Rangers

Martin Brodeur talked about his 1st shutout of the season against the New York Rangers. Of course he talked about the last 4 seconds of the game when he was interfered with by Marion Gaborik which lead to Artem Anisimov putting the puck pasted the fallen Brodeur. The goal was immediately disallowed.

Final: Devils 1 Rangers 0

Scoring Summary:
First Period- Clarkson (21)
Second Period- None
Third Period- None

Next Game: 2/9 vs St. Louis Blues 7:00 pm.

Zach Parise Postgame:
“You always get the sense when Marty and Lundqvist play each other that you can see that they want to outdo each other and 99 times out of 100 it’s a great goaltending battle and it was again tonight. Marty was great. He made huge saves and really got us that win with a shutout.”

Martin Brodeur Postgame:
“I made the save and after that it was kind of a barrage of people and then I saw the puck behind me. I was like, ‘All right.’ I saw right away the referee kind of called it off. We saw on the video it was kind of obvious. He takes both of his hands and he hits my shoulder, kind of pushes me back and impairs me to make a save.”

Team Stats:
Rangers outdrew the Devils 26-17
Rangers outshot the Devils 30-22
Devils went 1 for 4 on the power play.
Rangers outhit the Devils 52-24

Player Stats: