Devils Vs. Kings: Brodeur Hurt In 2-1 Win

The New Jersey Devils and their new-look fourth line will host the Los Angeles Kings Thursday night at 7 p.m as the Devils look to improve to 2-1-0.

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Martin Brodeur Injury Update: Devils Goaltender 'Day-To-Day' After Hurting Shoulder

New Jersey was looking for a win against Los Angeles on Thursday night (Oct. 13, 2011) in Newark, but not at the expense of losing Goaltender Martin Brodeur.

The 39-year-old Devil is listed as "day-to-day" following a first period flop on his extended shoulder, but is expected to travel to Nashville to take on the Predators this weekend.

Brodeur elaborates (via Devils.nhl.com):

"I tweaked my shoulder when I dove for that shot and kind of lost a little strength in it. I just didn’t feel comfortable continuing. It should be fine. I think it’s a matter of a couple days just to rest it and try to get the swelling down. I’ve tweaked it before, just a little tougher, this one. But it should be OK. They tried to test it a little bit and just with the weight of the stick it was a little tough to move around at this point right now, but it’ll be fine. I’m planning on going unless tomorrow morning I get up and I really can’t move my arm. I think I’ve done it in the past and it should be fine."

Johan Hedberg would take over in the second period and keep it a scoreless game en route to the Devils 2-1 win over the Kings in the shootout. New Jersey improves to 2-1 on the season while Los Angeles falls to 1-1-1 in defeat.

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Devils 2, Kings 1: New Jersey Wins Shootout At The Rock

The New Jersey Devils were looking to go 2-1 on the season when they hosted the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night (Oct. 13, 2011) at the Prudential Center in Newark.

And they did it by beating their west coast rivals by a score of 2-1.

The Devils got off to a rocky start and had a scare when Martin Brodeur left the game with an injured shoulder. He’s currently listed as day-to-day.

Los Angeles got on the board just under two minutes into the game thanks to a backhand by Simon Gagne, but New Jersey would tie it up later in the period with a wristshot by Patrik Elias.

The game would remain scoreless through the second and third periods as well as overtime, leading to a Devils victory in the shootout when Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise backhanded a pair past Jonathan Quick.

Not quick enough.

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