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Panthers chase Brodeur with three goals on nine shots

Mar 31, 2014, 9:08 PM EDT

In a rare instance of the goalie getting yanked with his team in front, Martin Brodeur was replaced midway through Monday’s game against Florida after allowing three goals on nine shots…while the Devils led, 4-3.

Things looked comfortable for Brodeur and the Devils early in this one, as New Jersey had a 3-1 lead after the first period, in which it out-shot the Panthers 18-4. Florida pressed early and often in the second, however, and a pair of quick strikes from Brad Boyes (who scored 50 seconds into the middle frame) and Brandon Pirri finished Brodeur’s night prematurely:

With the Devils desperately clinging to their playoff lives, head coach Peter DeBoer wasted no time inserting Schneider and he looked sharp, stopping all six shots on a buzzing Florida power play after Eric Gelinas was called for holding.


  1. bleedrangerblue - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:19 PM

    It’s time. It’s time for him to retire. It’s gotta be tough for him to accept this. He’s no longer a starter. He’s win a lot of games. Hell of a career, even tho Hank has owned him. LGR!!!

    • thomasvanek - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:31 PM

      Are all Ranger fans trolls? I thought that was a good comment until the end. Come back to me when Hank has 3 rings and 4 Vezinas instead of 1 Vezina and 0 rings.

      • newyorkrangers35 - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:56 PM

        Hank Still has a lot of hockey left in his career

      • thomasvanek - Mar 31, 2014 at 10:24 PM

        He is basically at his peak. It is mostly downhill from here. He isn’t a young guy either, don’t let Marty fool you, it isn’t common for goalies to play to his age.

      • newyorkrangers35 - Mar 31, 2014 at 11:03 PM

        Tim Thomas won the Vezina a

      • thomasvanek - Apr 1, 2014 at 6:55 AM

        What’s your point? I’m not saying it is impossible to play well in your late 30’s. I’m saying it is uncommon.

    • downwithbettman - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:49 PM

      He is a choke artist

      • newyorkrangers35 - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:53 PM


    • johnnymac15 - Mar 31, 2014 at 10:07 PM

      Who’s Hank?

  2. govtminion - Mar 31, 2014 at 9:25 PM

    Bad goals, too- it’s not like the Panthers just put in three Superman shots, they were… well, the kind plays that Brodeur used to make look routine. It’s time, Marty. Schneider is taking that net over next year, whether you like it or not, and there’s not room for you in New Jersey anymore. Don’t sign somewhere for that last awkward year in another city (see: Modano)- please, be that rare athlete who walks away with grace after an incredible career with one team.

  3. 950003cups - Apr 1, 2014 at 1:27 AM

    He didn’t play bad at all. There was terrible defense in front. That hack of a coach, Pete DeBoer, decided to blame his lack of defense on the goalie. The 3rd goal let in was something very very very few goalies could’ve stopped. It was a wide shot that took a 45 degree deflection. Type of shot that goalies pull back muscles going for.

    But obviously, Pete DeBum knows better since he’s been so successful as a head coach without Larry Robinson, Adam Oates, Ilya Kovalchuk, Davis Clarkson, and Zach Parise, all on the same team.

    This guy needs to be fired right after Lamoriello, who’s been complete garbage for 10 years now.

    • martysbetter - Apr 1, 2014 at 8:12 AM

      Are you even a Devils fan?

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