Breakaway brings Brodeur belly flop

Devils star makes big saves late, but guesses wrong in OT of Game 1 loss to L.A.

Updated: May 31, 2012, 11:02 AM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

NEWARK, N.J. -- On a night fraught with bad ice, bizarre bounces and costly missed chances, it was left to New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur to save Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals in overtime.

While his team fought nerves, uncertainty and long stretches without any offensive pressure, Brodeur delivered a few vintage stops to preserve a 1-1 tie.

He stacked the pads to rob Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty in the slot at 12:32 in the third period, then ...

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