NJ Wins Despite First Shutout of Season

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    A shining example and further proof of New Jersey’s dominance recently. Even when blanked for the first time this season, the Devils still ended up with a win, the full two points, and Martin Brodeur extended his record string of shutouts.

    Just like in the pre-lockout NHL, keepers going the distance with a goose-egg after 60 minutes and the five-minute overtime, both garnered shutouts.

    Post lockout, when goaltenders enter the shootout tied at 0-0, they both earn the shutout, yet, like in the 1-0 shootout win over the Rangers, the Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur earned a win, and Henrik Lundqvist took the loss.

    The shutout by the NYR was the first time in 2009-10 that the New Jersey Devils had been blanked and the first time the franchise entered a shootout game tied at 0-0.

    The Devils also marked the 19th team to enter the shootout tied at zeros in the NHL.

    Results are below:

    Post Lockout 0-0 Shootout Results
    2005-06
    Tue Dec 6 2005 Philadelphia 1 Calgary 0 (SO)
    2006-07
    Tue Nov 28 2006 Montreal 1 Florida 0 (SO)
    Tue Mar 27 2007 Calgary 1 Minnesota 0 (SO)
    2007-08
    Sat Oct 20 2007 Boston 1 NYR 0 (SO)
    Wed Nov 14 2007 Edmonton 1 Vancouver 0 (SO)
    Fri Feb 1 2008 StL 1 Anaheim 0 (SO)
    Sun Mar 9 2008 NYR 1 Boston 0 (SO)
    2008-09
    Fri Oct 17 2008 NYR 1 Toronto 0 (SO)
    Sat Oct 18 2008 Minnesota 1 TB 0 (SO)
    Tue Nov 25 2008 StL 1 Nashville 0 (SO)
    Sat Jan 10 2009 Phoenix 1 Dallas 0 (SO)
    Thu Mar 26 2009 LA 0 Dallas 0 (SO)
    Tue Apr 7 2009 SJ 1 Colorado 0 (SO)
    2009-10
    Mon Oct 12 2009 Phoenix 1 San Jose 0 (SO)
    Thu Nov 12 2009 Florida 1 Boston 0 (SO)
    Tue Jan 12 2010 NJD 1 NYR 0 (SO)

    The NY Rangers lead the NHL with four instances since the implementation of the shootout with a record of 2-2 Henrik Lundqvist was in goal for three of those games), while Boston trails with three (1-2). Shown below are the instances post lockout of all the shootout games that ended with both goaltenders earning a shutout.

    Tm #ofTimes Record
    NYR: 4 (2-2)
    Boston: 3 (1-2)
    Calgary: 2 (1-1)
    Florida: 2 (1-1)
    Minnesota: 2 (1-1)
    St.Louis: 2 (2-0)
    Phoenix: 2 (2-0)
    Dallas: 2 (0-2)
    San Jose: 2 (1-1)
    Philadelphia: 1 (1-0)
    Montreal: 1 (1-0)
    Edmonton: 1 (1-0)
    Vancouver: 1 (0-1)
    Anaheim: 1 (0-1)
    Los Angeles: 1 (1-0)
    Colorado: 1 (0-1)
    Toronto: 1 (0-1)
    Tampa Bay: 1 (0-1)
    Nashville: 1 (0-1)

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