Home penalty kill has been the difference after four games
Despite some wondering if Martin Brodeur's legendary career was near to an end after being pulled in Game 3, the future hall of famer pulled out all the stops for his record setting 24th career playoff shutout.
The New Jersey Devils shut out the Florida Panthers 4-0 in Game 4 of their playoff series to tie it 2-2. This recap goes over how the it was a decisive but not a dominant win, Martin Brodeur, and many other observations from the game.
Tonight, the Panthers face the Devils in New Jersey for Game Four in the best of seven series. Can the Cats put the Devils in a 3-1 hole?
Tonight, the New Jersey Devils will host the Florida Panthers in Game 4 of their playoff series. This preview post emphasizes that the Devils need to be smart, they need to follow up their words with action, and that they need to win this game.
|- No scoring. Penalties - Peter Harrold, New Jersey (Interference), 7:03.|
|- 1, New Jersey Power-Play Goal - Zach Parise (2), from Travis Zajac and Marek Zidlicky at 6:08. Penalties - Keaton Ellerby, Florida (Hi-sticking), 4:38; Marek Zidlicky, New Jersey (Hi-sticking), 8:39; Stephen Weiss, Florida (Tripping), 15:06.|
|- 2, New Jersey Goal - Steve Bernier, from Stephen Gionta and Martin Brodeur at 2:02. 3, New Jersey Goal - Travis Zajac (2), from David Clarkson and Bryce Salvador at 3:35. 4, New Jersey Power-Play Goal - Ilya Kovalchuk (2), from Peter Harrold and Bryce Salvador at 8:32. Penalties - Ryan Carter, New Jersey (Roughing), 4:29; Erik Gudbranson, Florida (Boarding), 6:39; Anton Volchenkov, New Jersey (Roughing), 9:29; Stephen Weiss, Florida (Slashing), 9:46; David Clarkson, New Jersey (Charging), 12:31; Jerred Smithson, Florida (Cross checking), 15:51; Alexei Ponikarovsky, New Jersey (Roughing), 15:51; Steve Bernier, New Jersey (Elbowing), 19:05; Marco Sturm, Florida (Unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:05; Dainius Zubrus, New Jersey (Holding), 19:39; David Clarkson, New Jersey (Misconduct (10 min)), 19:39.|