Brodeur better than lucky

Originally Published: September 14, 2004
By EJ Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

TORONTO -- After the New Jersey Devils blanked the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in Game 7 of the the 2003 Stanley Cup finals, winning goalie Martin Brodeur met the media with a big grin, a bigger cigar and his good luck charm -- a toy Devils rubber duck.

On Tuesday night, after backstopping Canada to a 3-2 victory over Finland in the World Cup title game at the Air Canada Centre, Brodeur again flashed a winner's smile. He went without the cigar and the duck.

"I couldn't find any Canadian duckies," ...

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