Posted March 21, 2013

VIDEO: Martin Brodeur credited with goal, becomes first goalie with 3 career

NHL

The New Jersey Devils welcomed goaltender Martin Brodeur back from injury on Thursday with the expectation that he would stop a lot of shots. They probably didn’t expect him to add to their offense.

Brodeur was credited with scoring his third career goal Thursday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. According to ESPN Stats and Info, Brodeur became the first goalie with three career goals.

In the first period of the Devils’ contest against the Hurricanes, Brodeur turned aside a puck into the corner as the Devils’ Marek Zidlicky took a penalty. Because of the delayed penalty, Hurricanes goalie Dan Ellis went to the bench for an extra attacker.

After Brodeur brushed aside the puck, Hurricanes center Jordan Staal tried to make a cross-ice pass. But the puck reached no one, hit off the boards, and went into the empty net for a Devils goal. As the last Devil to touch the puck, Brodeur was credited with the score.

Watch the video of Brodeur’s goal below:


4 comments
morphy
morphy

how absurd, he has nothing to do with the goal, but gets credit.

EasyGoer
EasyGoer

Congrats to an all-time great.

JoeCabot
JoeCabot

 @morphy Given that you clicked on a link to a hockey article, it would seem logical that you have at least a passing interest in hockey, and thus, would know that this rule has been in the books for, oh, decades.   Some of you folks seemingly get on these forums just to look for something about which to complain.

Gimp
Gimp

 @morphy Rules state the last player on the scoring team who touched the puck last, gets credit for the goal. If not Brodeur, then who would you suggest get the goal?