Though it had not been ruled out as a possibility, the news today that superstar goalie Martin Brodeur has hired an agent and may test the free agent waters has to come as a surprise. After all he's been the man in New Jersey for some 19 years.
The L.A. Kings have finally lost a road game in these Stanley Cup playoffs and in doing so let the New Jersey Devils back into the final. The Kings still lead the series 3 games to 2, and Monday will try again to win the Cup on home-ice.
With a roster that is finally coming to fruition, and players like Anze Kopitar, Drew Doughty, and Mike Richards signed to long-term deals, the Kings team that has suddenly emerged as a Western Conference powerhouse will be together for a long time.
Whether or not it turns out the 2011-12 Stanley Cup playoffs are the last for Martin Brodeur remains to be seen. But if setting NHL records is a barometer of how much the veteran has left in the tank then the New Jersey Devil is hardly running on fumes.
Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov banked the puck off of New Jersey Devil David Clarkson into his own net and Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and an assist as the Devils advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals with a 3-1 win.
Philadelphia Flyer forward Claude Giroux, leading scorer in the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, will have to sit out his team's biggest game of the season. Giroux was handed a one-game suspension May 7 by NHL head disciplinarian, Brendan Shanahan.
James Reimer is back. The Toronto Maple Leafs goalie made his first start on home ice since returning from a head injury and went toe-to-toe with New Jersey Devils’ Martin Brodeur on Tuesday night at the Air Canada Centre.
Well the Ilya Kovalchuk contract saga hasn't come to an end quite yet. After surpassing their 5pm deadline today, the NHL and the Players Association was unable to decide on whether to accept or reject the latest contract offer from the New Jersey Devils.