Martin Brodeur stopped 51 shots as the Devils beat the Rangers, 1-0, tonight. But it wasn’t just a 1-0 win, it was a 1-0 shootout win, coming after 65 minutes of scoreless hockey at Madison Square Garden. Not only did Marty stonewall the Blueshirts for three periods and overtime, he denied them on four shots in the shootout. Well, three shots after the first shooter missed the net.
The shutout is Brodeur’s 107th, moving him within three of Walter Johnson’s baseball record. The Devils head west for their next game, Thursday at Phoenix. The Coyotes have scored a Pacific Division-low 120 goals this season, the same number the Rangers have netted.