NJ Devils: 3 Reasons the Return of Martin Brodeur Is the Key to Success

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NJ Devils: 3 Reasons the Return of Martin Brodeur Is the Key to Success
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It's been three weeks and Johan Hedberg continues to start in place of the injured Martin Brodeur, the New Jersey Devils' primary goaltender of the last two decades. 

The Devils hit a skid when the goalie pulled himself from a scheduled start on February 24. Brodeur was placed on the IR two days later, and the team proceeded to lose five of its next six games.

The ship seems to be sailing straighter now, as the Devils are 4-1-1 in their last six. They remain in the playoff picture and are once again playing at a competitive level.

With Brodeur still out indefinitely (via prohockeytalk), the Devils have to hope that things keep going well behind Hedberg. Their wins have not come easily, though, and the team will not be playing at full potential until its future Hall of Famer returns. 

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