Even from the other end of the ice, Martin Brodeur had a pretty good feel for the plight of his offensively challenged Devils teammates yesterday at Prudential Center. Brodeur watched as shot after shot bounced off mountainous Senators 6-foot-7 goaltender Ben Bishop, to the tune of 30 saves and another during the shootout in a 2-1 Ottawa victory. “He played pretty good,” Martin Brodeur — who made 29 saves — said of the Senators backup. “I couldn’t see any net, so I don’t think these guys could see any net.” The Devils looked to be in cruise control, scoring 1:19 into the game when Stephen Gionta put a rebound past Bishop on the Devils’ second shot of the game for a 1-0 lead. But that was the only goal they would score, despite 17 shots in the first period and dominating most of the action. “I thought we had a great start to the game, a great first period,” Brodeur said. “And they just played really sound hockey and we just played to their level. We didn’t push the pace up and it just came back and backfired on us.” All of which cost the Devils in the third period when Daniel Alfredsson tied the game with a backhand that went over Brodeur’s left shoulder.
6-foot-7 goalie a tall order: Devils defeated by Senators in shootout
New York Post | Feb 19