Tampa Bay (4-3-2) at New Jersey (4-4-0), 7:30 pm EDT
EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (Ticker) -- The Tampa Bay
Lightning have been one of few teams to enjoy recent success
against Martin Brodeur.
One of the top goaltenders in league history, Brodeur tries to
snap a six-game winless streak against the Lightning on
Wednesday, when the New Jersey Devils welcome the defending
Stanley Cup champions to Continental Airlines Arena.
A two-time Vezina Trophy winner, Brodeur posted a 20-4-2 mark
against the Lightning from from March 1994-March 2001. But the
eight-time All-Star has not fared well against them since, going
1-6-3, including a surprising 0-4-2 mark in his last six
Brodeur is coming off an uncharacteristic performance Saturday,
when he allowed a pair of late goals in a 4-3 loss to Atlanta.
He needs one shutout to tie Tony Esposito for seventh on the
Tampa Bay dropped a 4-1 decision to Ottawa on Saturday. Dmitry
Afanasenkov scored and John Grahame made 25 saves for the
Lightning, who have scored more than three goals just once since
The Lightning took all four meetings with the Devils in 2003-04.