New Jersey relying on veteran goaltender
Updated: May 15, 2003, 12:23 PM ETBy By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Overshadowed by the spectacular play of Anaheim's Jean-Sebastien Giguere, New Jersey's Martin Brodeur has been almost as good in the Devils nets. Brodeur has the second-best goals-against average (1.58) and second-best save percentage (.940) among playoff goaltenders. He plays for such a sound defensive team and he's been so good for so long that he gets taken for granted a little by most everyone except teammates and opponents. "He's the best there is at single-handedly keeping a team in a game," Ottawa forward Bryan Smolinski told the New York Post. "He has tremendous confidence, he's been doing it for years; he's just so good.