Game 4: FLA @ NJD – Brodeur Sets Playoff Record

Apr 19, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) watches Florida Panthers shot go wide during the third period of game four of the 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals at the Prudential Center. New Jersey Devils defeat the Florida Panthers 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

The previous games have featured quick goals in the first period, this one didn’t. Throughout the first, neither team was able to solve the opposition goaltender. However, 6:08 into the second Zach Parise would tip a shot past Scott Clemmensen to give the Devils a 1-0 lead. They would build that lead early in the third with two quick goals by Steve Bernier at 2:02 and Travis Zajac at 3:35. Ilya Kovalchuk would put the game away at 8:32, giving the Devils the 4-0 lead.

That would be the final score earning Martin Brodeur his 24th playoff shutout, a new NHL record. In addition he also picked up an assist  on the second Devils’ goal on this milestone night for him. The series is tied 2-2 heading back to Florida.

Topics: Florida, New Jersey

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