New Jersey relying on veteran goaltender
Updated: May 15, 2003, 12:23 PM ETBy By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Overshadowed by the spectacular play of Anaheim's Jean-Sebastien Giguere, New Jersey's Martin Brodeur has been almost as good in the Devils nets. Brodeur has the second-best goals-against average (1.58) and second-best save percentage (.940) among playoff goaltenders. He plays for such a sound defensive team and he's been so good for so long that he gets taken for granted a little by most everyone except teammates and opponents. "He's the best there is at single-handedly keeping a team in a game," Ottawa forward Bryan Smolinski told the New York Post. "He has tremendous confidence, he's been doing it for years; he's just so good.
To continue reading this article you must be an Insider
We see that you are not an ESPN Insider. Upgrade today and gain access to our exclusive coverage.