A couple of New Jersey Devils are doing all they can to turn back the clock and pull a quick one on Father Time, and, so far, it’s working out pretty well.
Jaromir Jagr and Martin Brodeur, who were both drafted in the 1990 draft, are still doing their thing for the Devils this season. New Jersey wasn’t expected to do much this season, but they’re in the thick of things in the Atlantic Division as they’ve won two straight and six of their last 10.
Much of that is thanks to the play of Jagr and Brodeur. The former, who was signed prior to this season, has eight goals and nine assists for 17 points in 21 games this season. Brodeur has been even better. He’s 7-3-2 this season with a 2.06 goals against average and .915 save percentage, earning the bulk of the starts despite a trade that brought Cory Schneider to Jersey at the draft. Brodeur barely cracks the top 10 in goals against and he also ranks 21st in save percentage.
Jagr was asked about his fellow veteran Thursday, and the ageless winger had quite the proclamation about his fellow future Hall of Famer.
Here’s what Jagr said, via the Devils’ Twitter account.
Jagr on Martin Brodeur, who's won five straight and seven of eight: "Probably the best goalie in the League right now."—
New Jersey Devils (@NHLDevils) November 21, 2013