Brodeur named 'First Star' of the week
Brodeur returned to the Devils lineup after missing 50 games due to injury and stopped 66 of 68 shots in posting a 3-0-0 record with a 0.67 goals-against average, .971 save percentage and two shutouts. [ Brodeur highlights]
Brodeur recorded a shutout in his first appearance since Nov. 1, making 24 saves in a 4-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche Feb. 26. He turned aside 15 shots in a 7-2 victory over the Florida Panthers Feb. 28 and concluded the week by posting his 100th career shutout, making 27 stops in a 3-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers Mar. 1.
The four-time Vezina Trophy winner increased his career victories total to 547, four shy of all-time leader Patrick Roy, and needs three shutouts to tie all-time leader Terry Sawchuk.
Calgary's Jarome Iginla and Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk were each named the week's Second and Third stars, respectively.