Brodeur went 8-1 in making nine straight starts since returning from an elbow injury that forced him to sit out 50 games this season.
Weekes, the backup to Scott Clemmensen for most of the time that Brodeur was sidelined, hadn't started since Feb. 19 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He came on in relief on March 7 when the New York Islanders beat the Devils 7-3, Brodeur's only loss since his return.
The last time I did it was 1994 and surprise, 20 years later it’s still working. I don’t do it very much, though. I don’t think I had it. I’m kind of surprised. It was probably because I went to church before the game.
— Panthers veteran forward Jaromir Jagr on the move that produced his second goal in a 4-2 victory against the Senators on Sunday