Shots on Goal: Devil’s Brodeur upends Rask in Comeback
Not even three first period Boston Bruins goals could derail a determined Marty Brodeur as the future Hall-of-Famer backstopped his team to a thrilling come from behind 4-3 victory Saturday night over the Boston Bruins.
After a shaky opening period that saw Torey Krug, Milan Lucic and Jarome Iginla all lite the lamp for the Black and Gold, Brodeur settled down and denied any further attempts for Boston to extend their lead. New Jersey got one back when Adam Henrique scored a power-play goal on a rebound off an Eric Gelinas shot at 11:24.
The Devils took advantage of a late second period Zdeno Chara delay of game penalty to get within one when Damien Brunner sent a backhander with just enough on it to squeeze between the right post and Rask’s pads.
Holding a slim 3-2 lead in the third frame, things began to unravel in the waning minutes. Krug, doing battle with Steve Bernier got hit with a double-minor for high-sticking with 3;15 remaining. Patrice Begeron was whistled for a delay of game with 1:49 remaining setting up a 5-on-3. With 90 ticks left on the clock Brodeur skated to the bench creating a 6-on-3 advantage.
A Marek Zidlicky slap shot from the high slot at 18:52 found its way past Rask to tie the game 3-3.
The nail in the coffin came just 0.24 seconds later, the Devils still with a man advantage, when Andy Greene scored the game-winner from the left circle.
Rask (6-3-0) had 28 saves. Brodeur (1-2-2) had 25 saves.
Marblehead, Mass native Corey Schneider didn’t make the trip to Boston, lower body injury. Keith Kinkaid was recalled from Albany.