Apr 19, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) make a glove save against the Florida Panthers during the second period of game four of the 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

Devils Vs. Panthers, Game 4: Martin Brodeur Breaks Playoff Shutout Record As New Jersey Ties Series

Martin Brodeur's 24th career playoff shutout broke an NHL record and gave the New Jersey Devils a 4-0 victory in a pivotal Game 4 at Prudential Center.

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Panthers Vs. Devils, Game 4: Martin Brodeur Turns Back The Clock With Record-Setting Victory

Despite some wondering if Martin Brodeur's legendary career was near to an end after being pulled in Game 3, the future hall of famer pulled out all the stops for his record setting 24th career playoff shutout.

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Devils Vs. Panthers, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 4: Devils Pull Even In Series With 4-0 Win

A perfect performance from future Hall of Fame goaltender Martin Brodeur and a three-goal outburst early in the third period spurred the New Jersey Devils to a 4-0 win over the Florida Panthers to send their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series back to the Sunshine State on Saturday night tied at two games apiece.

Pulled from Tuesday night's Game 3 after allowing three goals on 12 shots, Brodeur stopped all 26 shots he faced on Thursday, posting his 24th career playoff shutout to pass Patrick Roy for sole possession of first place on the NHL's all-time playoff shutout list.

The Devils opened the scoring at the 6:08 mark of the second period, when Zach Parise deflected a shot from Marek Zidlicky that was initially tipped by Travis Zajac over Scott Clemmensen's glove hand. Two minutes into the third period, forward Steve Bernier took a feed from Stephen Gionta and beat Clemmensen over his glove hand shoulder from the right face-off circle.

New Jersey made it 3-0 less than two minutes later when David Clarkson circled the net, took Panthers defensemen Brian Campbell with him and dished the puck out in front to Zajac, who beat Clemmensen with a slap shot from the slot. Winger Ilya Kovalchuck added a power play goal when his wrist shot from the left circle went over Clemmensen's left shoulder to make it 4-0.

In addition to converting on 2-of-4 power play opportunities of their own, the Devils were outstanding on the penalty kill, as the Panthers went 0-for-6 with the man advantage on Thursday night. Part of the Panthers' ineffectiveness was having to play without defenseman Jason Garrison, the team's power play quarterback who was a late scratch with a lower body injury. The Panthers hope to have Garrison back on Saturday night.

For more on the Panthers, visit Litter Box Cats. For more on the Devils, head to In Lou We Trust and SB Nation New York.

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Devils Vs. Panthers, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 4: Zach Parise Gives Devils A 1-0 Lead Entering Third Period

Captain Zach Parise's power play goal gave the New Jersey Devils a 1-0 lead over the Florida Panthers that they'll take into the third period of Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series.

The Panthers lead the series, 2-1.

Parise's goal, his second of the playoffs and 15th career playoff goal, came when he tipped the puck over the glove hand of Panthers goalie Scott Clemmensen, who had stopped the first 31 shots he faced after replacing Jose Theodore early in the first period of Game 3. Parise actually deflected a shot from Marek Zidlicky that was initially tipped by Travis Zajac.

The Devils had a golden opportunity to increase their lead to 2-0 with seven minutes remaining in the period, but Stephen Gionta missed the empty net on a one-timer feed from Steve Bernier. A few moments earlier, Gionta rubbed out Panthers defenseman Keaton Ellerby along the boards, with Ellerby suffering a hip injury as the door to the Devils unexpectedly opened.

Ellerby had logged 8:42 of ice time on Thursday night and an injury to him would leave the Panthers with just five defensemen. The Panthers are playing without defenseman Jason Garrison, who has averaged over 22 minutes per night in the first three games and was a late scratch with a "lower body injury" tonight.

The story of the game continues to be future Hall of Fame goalie Martin Brodeur, who has stopped all 17 shots he's faced, almost all with ease, after being pulled in Tuesday night's Game 3 loss. Clemmensen has played well for the Panthers, stopping 16 of the 17 shots he's faced and standing little chance of stopping the one he let in.

For more on the Panthers, visit Litter Box Cats. For more on the Devils, head to In Lou We Trust and SB Nation New York.

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Devils Vs. Panthers, NHL Playoffs 2012 Game 4: Scoreless After First Period

Goalies Martin Brodeur and Scott Clemmensen stopped 10 shots apiece as the No. 3 seed Florida Panthers and No. 6 seed New Jersey Devils are scoreless entering the first intermission of Game 4 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series, which the Panthers lead 2-1.

Brodeur has bounced back from his uncharacteristically shaky performance on Tuesday, where he allowed three goals on 12 shots and was relieved by Johan Hedberg. Clemmensen, who replaced Jose Theodore six minutes into Game 3, has now stopped all 29 shots he's faced in the playoffs.

The Panthers are playing without defenseman Jason Garrison, who was a late scratch with a "lower body injury." Garrison has a goal and an assist, is -1 for the series and is averaging more than 22 minutes of ice time per game in the first three games of the first-round matchup with the Devils. Garrison's absence was felt on the Panthers' lone power play of the first period.

After blowing a three-goal lead the other night, the Devils have wanted to establish a physical presence. Through 20 minutes, the Devils are out-hitting the Panthers, 17-3.

For more on the Panthers, visit Litter Box Cats. For more on the Devils, head to In Lou We Trust and SB Nation New York.

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NHL Playoffs 2012, Devils Vs. Panthers Game 4: Game Time, TV Coverage And More

The Florida Panthers turned the tables on the New Jersey Devils in Game 3. Can they continue their momentum in Game 4?

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