Brodeur wasn't seriously tested all game but did enough to earn his second shutout of the season. He got his 11th career shutout vs. the Flyers.
Brodeur made nine saves on 11 shots. He has to stop all of them under these circumstances and he couldn't.
Brodeur had been out since Feb. 21 with a pinched nerve in his upper back and neck. New Jersey went 3-8-2 in his absence.
Brodeur, the NHL's all-time winningest goaltender, has been sidelined since mid-February with a pinched nerve in his upper back and neck. He missed 12 games and practiced with the team on Monday for the first time since being hurt.
The Devils said the 40-year-old Brodeur, the NHL's career leader in victories and shutouts, had "a little soreness." He was spotted Friday icing his right shoulder, but the team wouldn't comment on the injury.
Brodeur is 5-1-1 with a 1.84 GAA over his last seven starts.
Brodeur has compiled a 2.01 GAA during a 4-1-0 stretch.
Brodeur has a .942 save percentage over his last three games.
After allowing three goals in his first three games, Brodeur has let in nine goals in his last two.
It's always a big deal when Brodeur, one of Montreal's favorite sons, comes to town and he didn't disappoint. Brodeur is 43-19-5 against Montreal in his career.
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