It's bad enough for Martin Brodeur that the fans inside of Madison Square Garden are doing all they can to disrupt him, with sing-song chants of "MARRRTY!" In Game 2 against the New York Rangers on Wednesday night, the New Jersey Devils netminder was undermined by the rink itself in the second period:
Marc Staal's shot from the right circle deflected off of Bryce Salvador and hit the bottom of the end boards. The puck flew back at Brodeur, whose left pad knocked the puck in under his outstretched glove to tie the game 1-1 at 2:23 of the second period. In the words of Sam Rosen, it was a power play goal.
Brodeur has been notorious for fluky goals in the postseason for years, but had cut down on the unfortunate tradition in the 2012 Devils' playoff run. This one, no doubt, he'd like back. Of course, earlier in the period, he made an amazing skate save. Such is Marty.
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