During the 1996-1997 season, Martin Brodeur played in 67 regular season games, winning 37 of them. The Devils entered the 1997 postseason to face off against the Montreal Canadians in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. In the first game of the series, New Jersey had a 4-2 lead and with 45 seconds left in the game, Brodeur fired a shot down the ice into an empty net to earn his first NHL career goal.
Brodeur’s thoughts on that moment in front of Devils fans:
“I had always wanted to score a goal as a goalie, ever since I was a junior. That night it happened – what a great feeling.”
To be a part of Martin Brodeur Hockey Hall of Fame Night at Prudential Center on Nov. 13, visit newjerseydevils.com/HHOFBrodeur. Fans can also submit a question that Brodeur might answer during a live interview in the second intermission that night!