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Video: Brodeur ‘scores’ third career goal in return

Mar 21, 2013, 7:44 PM EST

The New Jersey Devils clearly struggled while Martin Brodeur was sidelined for a month with a back injury. After Thursday’s odd moment, one might joke that they even missed his offense.

Brodeur was credited with a power-play goal when the Carolina Hurricanes accidentally sent the puck into their own net:

That almost became a game-winning goal, but Jeff Skinner ruined the fun and the Devils settled for a 4-1 win.

The Bergen Record’s Tom Gulitti broke down a bunch of fun facts about Brodeur’s goal-scoring antics on Twitter tonight. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Brodeur’s three career goals represents another NHL “record.”
  • Brodeur has only shot the puck into the net for one of his goals (that famous empty-netter against the Montreal Canadiens in 1997). His other two were own goals; that includes tonight’s tally and one that happened against the Philadelphia Flyers in 2000.
  • Ron Hextall is the only goalie who has shot the puck into a net for more than one goal.
  • Evgeni Nabokov is the only other goalie who “scored” a power-play goal during his time with the San Jose Sharks (a 2002 game against the Vancouver Canucks).

Gulitti’s joke puts the icing on the cake:

  1. ethanmacleod1685 - Mar 21, 2013 at 7:54 PM

    Wow

  2. jhuck92 - Mar 21, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    vintage Marty

    • valoisjoeybfeld69 - Mar 21, 2013 at 8:01 PM

      hahahaha! Too bad he didn’t shoot the puck.

  3. nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 21, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    Yeah, Marty! And I have to add that it is particularly amusing to see after the comment I left on yesterday’s post about him likely starting tonight. Note the date and time of my comment. Pretty funny.

    • jhuck92 - Mar 21, 2013 at 8:07 PM

      buy some lottery tickets

  4. 950003cups - Mar 21, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    Only Marty can come back from an injury and get not only on the score sheet, but the first goal of the game.

  5. govtminion - Mar 21, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    …speechless.

  6. giantssb42champs - Mar 21, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    HOFer Billy Smith. First goalie to score a goal. Ar Colorado Rockies in 1979.

  7. steelers88 - Mar 21, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Speaking of Marty being back what seed do see the Devils having?

  8. mclovinhockey - Mar 21, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    Credited* with 3rd career gaol,
    He scored once, it was an awesome one!

  9. jhuck92 - Mar 21, 2013 at 10:13 PM

    They’re saying Brodeur’s back might be hurt again from carrying the team in that first period

  10. jb8383 - Mar 22, 2013 at 10:07 AM

    The man is just awesome. Glad to have him back.

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