Even a future Hall-of-Fame goalie can’t get a call to go his way when it comes to goaltender interference.
New Jersey netminder Martin Brodeur felt he was bumped before he was beaten by Jussi Jokinen’s shot with just 0.2 left on the clock in Game 4 of the Devils’ Eastern Conference quarterfinal series with Carolina last night. The series is now tied at two games apiece.
Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger has the disappointing recap from the New Jersey side, while Chip Alexander in the News & Observer has the happy look back — including what was going on in the moments between the puck going in and the ruling that it was a goal that counted.
MK: The few replays I saw didn’t show me any goaltender interference. And as Brodeur says, does anyone really know the rule and how to enforce? Just like everything else in this league, the answer is no.
Elsewhere in the Eastern Conference:
•After a Game 4 win, Pittsburgh is on the verge of eliminating Philadelphia — and that might ruin the ‘rivalry.’
•The Flyers couldn’t win despite eight power-play opportunities.
•New York head coach John Tortorella wants big play from his big players in Game 4 against Washington.
•The Captials can even the series tonight, especially with red-hot Simeon Varlamov between the pipes.