In his first 25 starts for the Devils this season, Brodeur blanked an opponent just once as he chased Terry Sawchuk's shutout record. Since he broke the record, Brodeur has been a shutout machine and tallied five in his last 14 starts. Tonight's 22-save performance in a 2-0 win over the Florida Panthers broke a three-game losing streak for Brodeur and the Devils. It was his seventh shutout of the season and 108th for his career. Eyeing another record, the future Hall of Famer tied Patrick Roy's feat of 30 wins for the 13th consecutive season.
If he hadn't missed 18 games due to a broken bone in his foot, Daniel would likely be battling his brother for the NHL points lead. His goal and two assists tonight led the Canucks to 3-2 overtime win over Edmonton. One of his two assists came on Sami Salo's(notes) tying goal with 4:06 remaining in the third period and then his goal ended the night just 1:39 into overtime.
While Guillaume Latendresse(notes) is tearing things up in Minnesota, the man he was traded for is making the deal look like it's going to work out for both sides. Pouliot scored twice and had a game-high seven shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues. After scoring just twice in 14 games with the Wild, Pouliot has tallied eight times in his last 11 with the Canadiens.
Honorable Mention: New Jersey rookie Nick Palmieri(notes) made his NHL debut tonight and earned his first career point assisting on Travis Zajac's(notes) goal near the end of the second period ... Andy MacDonald's overtime winner against Montreal snapped a five-game goalless streak ... Alex Burrows(notes) continues to be one of the hottest offensive players in the NHL with goals in four straight games and 12 in his last eight. Teammate Henrik Sedin(notes) reached the 70-point mark with a three-assist night.
Did you know?: Edmonton has now lost 16 of their last 17 games and nine in a row.
Dishonorable Mention: If you didn't see Cam Janssen's(notes) run-in with Carey Price(notes) from tonight, do check it out here ... In a tight game, puck possession is always important and Florida was not good in the faceoff circle tonight. Going 18-for-48, the Panthers were dominated by Travis Zajac (11-for-15) and Rob Niedermayer(notes) (12-for-18) ... The Oilers weren't happy with the penalty call on Denis Grebeshkov(notes) in overtime that setup the Daniel Sedin goal believing that Mason Raymond(notes) took a dive to draw the call. When asked afterwards to comment on the penalty call, Edmonton head coach Pat Quinn replied: "What do you want me to do, dig more into my kids' inheritance?"