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The Mets’ zero-sum games

It hasn’t happened in the Majors in six years and hasn’t been done by the Mets since September 1969, but it was completed tonight: A three-game shutout sweep. Amazing. In some ways, I was as nervous heading to the ninth as I get during no-hit bids going into the final inning (or, if it’s a

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Catching up on Brodeur

After shutting out the Panthers on Jan. 20, Martin Brodeur went more than two months without a whitewash, and then — BAM! — two in a row, just as he’s setting himself up for the playoffs. He blanked the Hurricanes and Thrashers in consecutive games at the beginning of April. Of course, those came heading

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Another blanking for Brodeur

Career shutout No. 108 for Martin Brodeur tonight in a 2-0 win over the Panthers. He leads the NHL with seven this season, the most he’s had since he last led the league, with 12 in 2006-07. Brodeur’s played 46 games this season, so he’s averaging a shutout every seven games (the math comes out

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Another shutout — and then some

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

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The Marty Train keeps rolling

Martin Brodeur shut out the Dallas Stars tonight, 4-0, for the 106th whitewash of his career. He now stands four behind Walter Johnson’s pitching record for the most by a North American team sport athlete. Though it’s not the same (though what is in this made-up “chase”?), if we were to count postseason stats, too,

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