It will be three games in four days for Martin Brodeur.
After facing only 17 shots and having a pretty easy afternoon in a 7-2 win over Florida today, Brodeur will be back in net for Sunday afternoon's showdown with the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Flyers are in second place in the Atlantic Division, seven points behind the Devils.
"Marty is fine," Devls coach Brent Sutter said after today's game. "He's good to go tomorrow. With as much work as he's had in the last two games, it's actually worked out pretty well."
Brodeur faced only 24 shots in his first game back from a torn biceps tendon -- a 4-0 win over Colorado on Thursday night -- and has not been physically taxed, yet.
"I feel good now," he said after earning his 546th career win today, moving him within six of breaking Patrick Roy's all-time record.
I didn't remember a single glove save Brodeur had to make today, but I asked him after the game to be sure.
"I don't think so," he said. "Maybe, I don't know. I froze a couple of them, so I touched it. I don't think there was many shots on that side."
Brodeur had only one glove save in Thursday's game and that was a relatively routine one. It's notable because his left (glove) arm is the one that was injured.
Brodeur said he was not angry about Florida's Michael Frolik shooting the puck into the Devils' net after a whistle in the second period. In fact, he did not think it was intentional.
"I think he was trying to give (the puck) to me and I didn't look," Brodeur said.
Brodeur said it bothered him " a little bit" when he finally gave up a goal to Ville Peltonen with 1:30 left in the second period. That ended his shutout streak 139 minutes and 33 seconds. It dated back to the third period of a 6-5 shootout loss to Toronto on Oct. 29.
"You try to hold (the shutout streak) as a long as you can, but eventually it was going to happen," Brodeur said of beind scored upon.
Sutter on Zach Parise's two first period goals today: "They’re pretty impressive. It’s why he is who he is. You’re not second in the league in goal scoring without doing something right.”
With 38 goals in 62 games, Parise is on pace to finish with 50. That would break Brian Gionta's single-season team record of 48 set in 2005-06 and make him the first 50-goal scorer in team history.
"Thanks for reminding me. Now I'll go into a slump," Parise said when I told him after the game that he is back on pace to score 50. "We'll see. I'll just keep shooting and, hopefully, I'll get up there."