BOSTON (Ticker) -- When Boston Bruins fans purchased tickets for
Saturday's game against the New Jersey Devils, they likely
thought they would be witnessing one of the league's top young
goaltenders facing one of the greatest in NHL history.
However, after injuries to each team's starting netminder, the
game will feature a matchup of backups with New Jersey's Scott
Clemmensen facing Boston's Hannu Toivonen.
A two-time Vezina Trophy winner, Martin Brodeur sprained his
right knee Wednesday in a loss to Tampa Bay. Clemmensen filled
in quite capably for the Devils on Friday, making 25 saves in a
3-2 win over Buffalo.
Sergei Brylin netted the go-ahead goal with 5:23 remaining for
New Jersey, which won despite squandering a two-goal lead in the
Meanwhile, Boston's Andrew Raycroft - the 2004 Calder Trophy
winner - is expected to miss about a week with a strained
hamstring. Toivonen stepped up in his absence Thursday, making
36 saves in just his third career start as the Bruins recorded a
2-1 victory over Toronto.