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Brodeur captures fourth berth as All-Star starter

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils

Martin Brodeur's fourth All-Star start will also be his 10th career All-Star appearance. –
The All-Star votes are in, and Marty's a starter.

Martin Brodeur has been named the Eastern Conference starting goaltender in the 2008 XM/NHL All-Star Fan Balloting. The reigning Vezina Trophy winner finished more than 45,000 votes ahead of second place, held by Henrik Lundqvist of the Rangers.

Brodeur has posted 21 victories this season to go with a 2.17 goals-against average, .918 save percentage and four shutouts. He grabbed career win No. 500 on Nov. 17 before recording a nine-game winning streak that is third longest in club history.

Now in his 14th season with the Devils, Brodeur is set to make his fourth All-Star appearance as a starter, and 10th overall. Brodeur's 10 career All-Star appearances ties him with Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom for the most among this year's starting lineup.

The 2007-08 season marked the 20th year in which fans determined the starting lineups for the NHL All-Star Game. From Nov. 13 through Jan. 2, fans around the world were able to vote online at for six Eastern Conference All-Stars and six Western Conference All-Stars: three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender for each team. The top three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender from each Conference comprised the starting lineups.

The 2008 NHL All-Star Game is slated for Sunday, Jan. 27 at Philips Arena in Atlanta (6 p.m., ET, VERSUS, NHL Radio).

Complete rosters for the 2008 NHL All-Star Game will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 10 (Western Conference) and Friday, Jan. 11 (Eastern Conference).

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