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Brodeur before Game 4: “It’s hard to win games when you don’t score goals”

Jun 6, 2012, 8:49 PM EDT

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Going into the 2012 Stanley Cup finals, it seemed like Jonathan Quick vs. Martin Brodeur might just be the deciding advantage of the series. Considering the fact that the New Jersey Devils have only beaten Quick twice in three games so far, it’s pretty tough to lay the blame on Brodeur, who sort of called his teammates out on Tuesday.

“I try to give these guys a chance to win,” Brodeur said. “I’ve done that in the first three games. At the end of the day, it’s hard to win games when you don’t score many goals. I try to be perfect. But the other guy [Quick] is a little more perfect than me right now.”

Should that be read as Brodeur passing off blame or merely his attempt to inspire his teammates to break out of their scoring lulls? Either way, the Devils haven’t cracked the code just yet tonight; the game is 0-0 midway through the first period.

If Brodeur plays his last game as a Devils goalie either tonight or in the next several days, his comments might be the sign of some final frustrations, though.

  1. reddolfan66 - Jun 6, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    Go kings!!

  2. reddolfan66 - Jun 6, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    JZ’s devils suck!!

  3. idiotme1 - Jun 6, 2012 at 10:02 PM

    Brodeur has earned every right to give that statement. All the defense in the world won’t cure no offensive play, you gotta put the puck in the net.

  4. mclovinhockey - Jun 6, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Marty is correct. Go kings

  5. bleed4philly - Jun 6, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    If only he played his career in Philly, how many championships he could’ve won.

    • checkforecheck - Jun 7, 2012 at 2:22 AM

      HA! How’s that delusion working out for you? Lotsa cups?

  6. checkforecheck - Jun 7, 2012 at 2:23 AM

    I don’t see anything that the author said. He said the Devils need to score goals (true), that quick is a tad better right now (true), and he’s keeping them in the game (true). Isn’t much of a story here, there’s really not much to read into.

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