Found May 14, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail, Some of the lowlights feature familiar names (Vesa Toskala) making another of a long line of flubs but others star Martin Brodeur, Tim Thomas and Patrick Roy. All of them have one thing in common - a quick or not so quick lapse of concentration. Some miscues came in Stanley Cup finals. Roman Cechmanek is still hated in Philadelphia for his brain cramps while tending goal for the Flyers. He gave up a big goal in the 2003 playoffs to the Toronto Maple Leafs when he was worried more about retrieving a lost glove than Robert Reichel’s shot from the boards. Tim Thomas won the 2011 Conn Smythe Trophy as the Boston Bruins took the Stanley Cup but a few years earlier he also fanned on a clearing attempt with his stick to give up an embarrassing goal against the New Jersey Devils. Speaking of the Devils, Brodeur once misplayed a similar shoot-in for a long goal in the Cup final. Then there are those who received a come-uppance for hot-dogging. Pat...

Tim Thomas Shows He Can Stop More Than Just Pucks in New G-Form Ad (Video)

Bruins goalie Tim Thomas allowed two goals in the team's Game 7 loss to the Capitals to end the 2011-2012 season. Things might have gone differently, however, if the Caps had been shooting iPhones instead of hockey pucks. Thomas appears in a new advertisement by G-form, featuring the company's impact-protected iPhone cases. In the ad, Thomas turns away all seven iPhones which...

Head shots -- Hit some pucks at Rangers' heads: Marty Brodeur

Wow. NY Devils goalie Martin Brodeur went off the deep end yesterday, suggesting firing a few pucks at NY Ranger players' heads in order to 'hurt some' of them: “They’re hot at blocking shots. We... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Report: Another Cup for Brodeur?

Martin Brodeur has done just about everything an NHL netminder could ever hope to do. He's the all-time leader in wins, shutouts and games played by a goalie on top of being the proud owner of three Stanley Cup titles. As careers go, they just don't get much better than this. On top of all that, Brodeur still has a chance to add to his storied career -- even at age 40. The...

NHL Eastern Conference Finals Preview

Ali vs Frazier. Bird vs Magic. Peyton vs Brady. Brodeur vs Lundqvist. The common denominator? These historic rivalries have pitted the best athletes in their respective sport against one another in clashes of titanic proportions. The Devils-Rangers Conference Final sets up an epic goalie battle between the greatest to ever man the net, Martin Brodeur, and quite possibly the best...

Rangers-Devils renew rivalry, Cup berth on line

It's been 18 years since Stephane Matteau forever etched his name into hockey history with a wraparound goal that launched the New York Rangers-New Jersey Devils rivalry well beyond just a common border war. Matteau ended Game 7 of the 1994 Eastern Conference finals with an unlikely goal in double overtime, beating goalie Martin Brodeur and the Devils and sending the Rangers...

Rangers Have Advantage Over Devils in Goal

Here's Martin Brodeur on facing Henrik Lundqvist in the Eastern Conference Finals (via New York Post)..."He's unbelievable. He is lately. He's kind of the top goalie in the NHL right now. And I think I was in that position once."I'll do my best to try to match up, but it's going to be pretty hard. He's a pretty good goalie."Lundqvist talks Brodeur...

Rangers surge in 3rd period of Game 1

It was not a wraparound that beat Martin Brodeur this time. It was a slapshot. "I want to be a difference-maker," said Dan Girardi, the beaten Broadway fedora resting atop his head a few minutes after his slapshot from the point gave the New York Rangers a lead they would not relinquish. The home team went on to a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils in Game 1 of the Eastern...

Lundqvist shuts out Devils in opener

Even Devils star Martin Brodeur, a three-time Stanley Cup champion and the winningest goaltender in NHL history, acknowledged before the Eastern Conference finals began that Henrik Lundqvist is the "top goalie in the NHL." Whether that was simply gamesmanship or not from the proven playoff performer, Lundqvist seemed impervious to the pressure of that mantel with a 21...

Hudson River Showdown

Tonight begins the NHL Eastern Conference Finals, featuring perennial rivals, the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils. It marks the sixth postseason meeting between the two, with the most recent meeting coming in the 2008 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. The Rangers lead the way in postseason series 4-1. Although both teams sport potent offenses, the series should ultimately...

Playoff Preview: New York Rangers (1) vs. New Jersey Devils (6)

Photo Credit: Kathy Willens, Associated Press Atlantic Division rivals meet in the Eastern Conference Finals in what is a rematch of their classic 1994 Conference Final series (a series the Rangers went on to win in seven game on the road to winning the Stanley cup). A matchup of two of the best goaltenders from the last decade, the Devils’ Martin Brodeur and the Rangers’ Henrik...

Eastern Conference Finals Preview

#1 New York Rangers vs. #6 New Jersey DevilsRegular Season Series: Tied 3-3The Lead Up:The Eastern Conference has come down to the number one seeded New York Rangers and the number six seeded New Jersey Devils. Of the two Conference finals this match up will be the most heated. The teams met six times during the regular season, in games that included line brawls, overtimes, and...

Lundqvist flexes his muscles in Game 1

When it comes to the rivalry between the New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils, goaltending is always a key part of the conversation.When you have had netminders like Martin Brodeur, Mike Richter and Henrik Lundqvist, it is hard not to focus on netminding. That is exactly the case for the Eastern Conference Finals this postseason between the Blueshirts and Devils as both teams are...
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