New Jersey Devils

Devils Vs. Canucks: The Ultimate Goalie Matchup

Metro HockeyCorrespondent IDecember 2, 2009
When you look around the league and you ask the question, "Who is the best goalie in the league right now?", more times than none you are given a response of either Martin Brodeur or Roberto Luongo. These two will battle tomorrow night in Newark as the Devils host the Canucks in what can only be called the "Ultimate Goaltender Matchup".

It's quite obvious that both of these goalies are the best players on their respective teams and are considered as the two best in the league. But when they go face to face, someone will have bragging rights when the two head off to represent Canada in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

It will be interesting to see how each other handles themselves because both teams look determined to finish atop their respective divisions this season. The edge stats wise has gone to Brodeur, seeing as Luongo has posted a 5-13-0 record and a 3.05 goals against average in 18 career games versus the Devils. Brodeur's all-time record against the Canucks stands at 6-9-0 with a 2.75 goals against average.

The Devils have enjoyed much success thus far as they sit comfortably in 4th place in the East with 35 points while the Canucks have been an on and off team, sitting 12th in the West with 28 points. This will be the only game between these two teams this season.

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