Martin Brodeur is a stellar goaltender and is on his way to the Hall of Fame. Henrik Lundqvist is having an MVP-type year and will win the Vezina. Yet last night’s performance by both of them was not pretty.
Lundqvist gave up three early first period goals and Brodeur just let easy goals slip by him.
As you can see in the above video, he couldn’t play the puck because it was outside the trapezoid — an NHL rule that was produced courtesy of Brodeur’s aggressive forechecking style. The irony of it all.
Maybe both goalies were just tired and had a bad game. But at least for Lundqvist, he can’t afford another one. Devils are up 3-2 and can stamp their ticket to the Cup Finals with one more win.