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Brodeur leads Eastern goalies in All-Star voting

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils
Brodeur is looking to make his 10th appearance in the NHL All-Star Game. – The 2008 NHL All-Star Game is right around the corner.

Martin Brodeur has caught the attention of hockey fans everywhere, and recently claimed the top spot among Eastern Conference goaltenders with 149,067 votes, passing previous frontrunner Cristobal Huet (137,418) of the Montreal Canadiens.

But with the first-half numbers that he's posted, it's no wonder Brodeur's name is appearing on more and more ballots.

Entering Wednesday's action, the three-time Vezina Trophy winner was tied with Ottawa's Martin Gerber and the Rangers' Henrik Lunqvist for the most wins among Eastern netminders (16).

Brodeur rattled off nine straight wins beginning with career victory No. 500 on Nov. 17, and has posted just two regulation losses in his last 14 starts.

So far, more than 9.2 million votes have been cast in the XM / NHL All-Star Fan Balloting, Presented by 2K Sports. Make sure your voice is heard by voting today.

The voting will determine the starting lineups for the 2008 NHL All-Star Game, which will be played on Sunday, Jan. 27 in Atlanta (6 p.m. ET, Versus, NHL Radio). Fans can vote for six Eastern Conference All-Stars and six Western Conference All-Stars: three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender for each team.

If a player is not listed on the ballot, a space is provided for write-in votes. The three forwards, two defensemen and one goaltender from each Conference receiving the most votes will comprise the starting lineups.

Through Jan. 2, fans around the world can go online at to “Vote Now, Vote Often” for the All-Star starters for the 2008 NHL All-Star Game.
Residents of the United States and Canada who vote are able to register for a chance to win a variety of daily prizes, including XM XpressRC radios with three months of free service, 2K Sports games, autographed 2008 NHL All-Star jerseys and gift certificates.
One grand-prize winner will receive a trip for two to attend the 2008 NHL All-Star Game, courtesy of XM. The winner will watch the game in a private suite with former NHL players. Additionally, each registered voter will automatically qualify to receive a 14-day free trial of XM Radio Online.

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