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Brodeur named NHL's Second Star

by Staff Writer / New Jersey Devils
Martin Brodeur has been named the National Hockey League's Second Star for the week ending Nov. 29, the NHL announced today.

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby and Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Niklas Hagman took First and Third Star honors, respectively.

Brodeur posted a 3-0-0 record with a 0.97 goals-against average and .963 save percentage as the Devils improved to 17-6-1 on the season.

He allowed one goal each of his three starts, beginning with a 24-save performance in a 3-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators Nov. 25. He set the NHL record for career minutes by a goaltender in a 2-1 shootout win at Boston Nov. 27, passing Patrick Roy (60,235) in the second period, and closed the week by stopping 22 shots in a 6-1 victory over the New York Islanders Nov. 28.

Brodeur has appeared in 22 of the Devils' 24 games, posting a 15-6-1 record with a 2.05 goals-against average, .925 save percentage and one shutout. He needs one shutout to tie Terry Sawchuk's all-time record (103) and eight appearances to match Roy's mark for career games by a goaltender (1,029).

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