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Martin Brodeur

Goalie nods: Brodeur starts for Blues, Price goes for 200th win in 400th game


All the latest from the crease…

Brodeur looks to build off of Monday’s shutout

There was talk before St. Louis’ game on Monday that it might be Martin Brodeur’s final start as Brian Elliott was on the verge of returning from a knee injury. However, after Brodeur posted a 16-save shutout against Patrick Roy’s Colorado Avalanche, it was quickly determined that he would stay on the roster and play again.

Brodeur will get his next opportunity tonight against Anaheim, but his situation remains fragile given that the Blues have three healthy goaltenders on their roster, including Jake Allen.

The 42-year-old netminder will play against 25-year-old Frederik Andersen.

Price goes for win 200 in game 400

If Brodeur wins tonight it will be victory 692. He’s been so successful that it’s almost hard to wrap your head around just how incredible his win total is, but one way of doing so is by looking at his peers.

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price turned 27 in August and has been one of the league’s top goaltenders for a little while now. He’s been dominate again this season with a 20-9-1 record, 2.19 GAA, and .928 save percentage in 30 games. If he reaches the 200-win mark tonight, it will be something worth celebrating and he’ll become one of just 10 active goaltenders to reach that milestones. And as far Brodeur, everyone is in his shadow, not just Price. He has nearly double the amount of career wins as the next highest active goalie (Roberto Luongo, 387).

Brodeur’s former squad, the New Jersey Devils, will be Montreal’s opponents tonight and will counter with Keith Kinkaid.


Panthers at Sabres: Roberto Luongo vs. Michal Neuvirth

Lightning at Penguins: Ben Bishop vs. Thomas Greiss

Flyers at Hurricanes: Steve Mason vs. Cam Ward

Leafs at Wild: Jonathan Bernier will start with Toronto; Darcy Kuemper is probable for Minnesota.

Oilers at Avs: There’s no word on who will start with Colorado, but Ben Scrivens will start for Edmonton.

Isles at Flames: Jaroslav Halak vs. Jonas Hiller

Devils’ Bernier injured against Red Wings

Columbus Blue Jackets v New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils lost to the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday, and could lose forward Steve Bernier for even longer due to injury.

Bernier went to deliver a hit on defenseman Brendan Smith, but missed and appeared to hit his knee into the boards. He was down on the ice in pain and had to be helped off with the assistance of two teammates, unable to put any pressure on his left leg.

“It’s not good, though, I can tell you that,” Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello told Fire & Ice.

“When you see somebody go down like that and stay, especially when you know the player, he’s a player who doesn’t stay down when he gets hit. Unfortunately, I think it’s fairly serious.”

Goalie nods: Wild go back to Kuemper after big win vs. Jets

Darcy Kuemper

All the latest from the blue paint…

Backstrom’s back, but Kuemper starts

Darcy Kuemper will get the call in goal tonight when the Wild take on the Blue Jackets in Columbus.

Kuemper, who snapped a four-game losing streak with a crucial win over the Jets on Monday, needs to get on a roll for the Wild — and now is as good a time as any to do it. The 24-year-old is 12-10-0 on the year with a 2.61 GAA and .903 save percentage, but showed well against Winnipeg by stopping 28 of 30 shots faced.

Kuemper also needs to show well tonight as Niklas Backstrom returns to the lineup this evening. Backstrom, who was activated off IR today, hasn’t played since Dec. 20.

For Columbus, Sergei Borovsky will be in goal.


Islanders at Jets: Jaroslav Halak vs. Ondrej Pavelec

Bolts at Sabres: Andrei Vasilevskiy vs. Jhonas Enroth

Rangers at Panthers: Henrik Lundqvist vs. Al Montoya

‘Canes at Pens: Cam Ward vs. Marc-Andre Fleury

Leafs at Bruins: Jonathan Bernier likely for Toronto, no word yet on a Boston starter.

Devils at Wings: Cory Schneider vs. Jimmy Howard

Sharks at Ducks: No word yet on either starter.

Coyotes at Stars: Devan Dubnyk for Arizona, Kari Lehtonen likely for Dallas.

Flyers at Avs: Steve Mason vs. Semyon Varlamov

Oilers at Flames: Ben Scrivens vs. Jonas Hiller