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Brodeur battling Blueshirts, demons

Devils goalie has gone through it all, just not through Rangers on way to a title

Updated: May 17, 2012, 2:35 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- They did everything they could to haunt the old Devil, chanting his given name and posting the image of a ghost, Stephane Matteau, on a Garden scoreboard forever delivering bad news to the most prolific winner of them all.

Martin Brodeur, 40, had skated into this series with a 6-23-5 record against Henrik Lundqvist, the goaltender who didn't blink in Game 1. His competitive pride was hurt; it had to be. Brodeur wouldn't be human, and wouldn't have driven himself to a Hall of ...

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