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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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
5 PIT 77 42 24 11 211 194 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 PHI 77 31 29 17 202 220 79
12 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 78 29 43 6 204 249 64
16 BUF 77 22 47 8 152 258 52

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 70 16 25 -3 41
M. Cammalleri 63 27 13 3 40
P. Elias 64 11 21 -16 32
S. Gomez 53 7 24 -8 31
S. Bernier 62 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 69 11 12 -4 23
A. Larsson 59 3 20 3 23
A. Greene 77 3 18 2 21
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 57 6 12 -3 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 28 9 .927 2.20
K. Kinkaid 5 5 3 .918 2.47