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Brodeur looks to rebound vs. Atlanta

Monday, 12.28.2009 / 3:13 PM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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Brodeur looks to rebound vs. Atlanta
Martin Brodeur hopes to have a better showing tonight than he did in his last meeting with the Thrashers. He was pulled after allowing three goals on six shots in the first period at Atlanta on Dec. 19. The Devils fell behind 3-1 before rebounding with four straight tallies for a 5-4 win.

New Jersey's also looking to shake off Saturday’s 4-1 defeat in Washington. Brodeur will be making his 16th consecutive start and 23rd straight appearance.

“I think it’s important when you have a tough game to try and bounce back with a better one,” he said. “It’s going to be a challenge against a team that’s played us pretty well in the two games we’ve played. Definitely going to have to have our ‘A’ game and bounce back. We’ve done well doing that all year, but again it’s another challenge for us to get it done.”

Head coach Jacques Lemaire doesn’t underestimate Atlanta’s offense, which is led by Ilya Kovalchuk’s 22 goals and 41 points. The Thrashers are second in the Southeast Division with 40 points.

“Atlanta is a team that plays a game where sometimes, not much is going on for them, and then they make one play – just one play – and they’re leading 1-0,” said the coach. “It’s an explosive team. Against them, you really have to pay attention to details. It could be a long pass. It could be a one-timer from one side to the other side. It’s things like that that change the game for them. They’re capable of doing this, and they do it game after game.”

Tonight is the third meeting between the teams this season. The Thrashers topped the Devils, 4-2, in New Jersey on Oct. 16.


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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Stempniak 54 15 24 6 39
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
K. Palmieri 54 20 15 3 35
A. Henrique 52 17 17 14 34
T. Zajac 46 8 18 7 26
D. Schlemko 46 6 9 -8 15
A. Larsson 54 2 11 12 13
D. Severson 50 1 12 0 13
A. Greene 54 4 6 2 10
J. Josefson 43 3 7 -13 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 23 16 6 .929 2.03
K. Kinkaid 3 5 1 .909 2.52
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