Apr 25, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils goalie Johan Hedberg (1) and New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) skate off the ice after the Devils 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

New Jersey Devils Goaltending Report Card

The ageless wonders in goal for the New Jersey Devils were on completely different planes this season. Here is how they did on their 2013 report card:

Martin Brodeur - B+
Marty had his best statistical season since 2006-07. Although it was a shortened season, in 29 starts Brodeur had 13 wins, 2 shutouts, .901 save percentage, and 2.22 goals against average. He did not get much offensive help in his starts, but still had a great statistical year. The soon to be 41-year-old has one more year left on his contract, but most likely will not be done after that. There is no question that Brodeur wants to reach an even more untouchable number of career NHL wins. He is only 31 wins shy of 700.

March 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Jersey Devils goalie Johan Hedberg (1) dives over Philadelphia Flyers center Brayden Schenn (10) during the third period at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers defeated the Devils 2-1, in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports


Johan Hedberg - C
“Moose” had an up and down season for the Devils. Hedberg was mostly blamed for the Devils crumble halfway through the year, but it was not entirely his fault. Hedberg did not have an entirely bad goals against average (2.78 GAA), but with a team goals per game of 2.29, you are not going to have much success. Sorry Moose! Better luck next time!

The Devils need Hedberg to step up his game next season and Brodeur to continue playing as well as he did this year. If they can score a few more goals this year, the Devils would be in the playoffs right now.

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