Martin Brodeur stands tall. (Photo by rubyswoon/Flickr)
Ah, the sting of defeat. Wait, no. The sting of not doing enough. More accurate.
The Devils fell to the Kings at the 8:13 mark of the overtime, thanks to a spectacular defensive breakdown and Anze Kopitar’s ensuing breakaway. Martin Brodeur was unable to stem off Kopitar, resulting in a 2-1 overtime loss.
(I called it on Kopitar, by the way. Henrique was my guess for the Devils, and his line came close. Damn, I’m good.)
What to say? The Devils were disappointing in the first and at times terrible in the second. What was that powerplay, anyway? However, they surged towards the end of the second and throughout much of the third to force overtime. That’s more like it, I thought.
It’s constantly frustrating to see this team oscillate wildly from not even moving their skates to looking dominant. In my opinion, the only thing that saved the Devils from an embarrassing many-goal loss early in the second was Brodeur.
Therefore, Martin Brodeur is my star of the night.
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