There are some very rare situations in the hockey world, but a goaltender scoring a goal is the rarest (even more rare than an NHL off-season without a lockout). Even rarer is when a goalie scores a power play goal. NHL goaltender Martin Brodeur has reached a lot of milestones in his 21-season career as a member of the New Jersey Devils. Multiple Stanley Cups, Rookie of the Year, 10-time All Star, multiple awards for his goal tending, and the only goalie to have scored goals in both the regular season and the playoffs. Now, Martin Brodeur has scored a power play goal. See for yourself!
The real credit for Brodeur’s goal doesn’t go to the netminder, but to the incompetence of the Carolina Hurricanes. Jordan Staal was trying to make a pass to defenseman Tim Gleeson, and the person it was intended for simply missed it. The puck rattled down the ice and slid right into the empty net. It’s as much a fluke as anything; Brodeur gets the credit because he was the last non-Hurricane to touch the puck. I imagine he’ll take it.
“I was just tried to make the good, hard play and it kind of froze (Tim Gleason),” said Carolina Hurricane center Jordan Staal said. “And after that …”
Brodeur is the first goalie to score on a power play since 2002 when Evgeni Nabokov did it. Technically, at least. The Devils ended up beating the Hurricanes by a score of 4-1.
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