Montreal Canadiens-New Jersey Devils: Martin Brodeur Stifles Habs in 4-2 Win

March 28th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
It's always a big occasion when Martin Brodeur comes to town to play against his hometown Canadiens.

Yesterday, at the Bell Centre, was no different and unfortunately for the Habs the end result was an all too familiar one: Another loss to Brodeur and the stifling Devils trap.

The Canadiens started the game by playing to their strengths: Speed, skill and an aggressive forecheck. As the result, during the first five minutes of so, the ice was clearly tilted towards the Devils zone.

Despite several scoring chances, the Habs couldn't capitalize. The result was a Patrick Elias goal on the powerplay which took the wind right out of the Habs' sails.

For the rest of the game, try as they may, the Habs had a difficult time getting through the New Jersey trap and setting anything up offensively.

The Devils carried a 3-2 lead into the third before closing it out with an empty netter with 9.6 seconds left in the game.

The Canadiens got goals from Andrei Kostitsyn (15th) and Tomas Plekanec (23rd).

Note: The Habs lost Glen Metropolit during the game and it was confirmed this morning that he has a separated shoulder. He will be ree ...

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