From New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur, asked postgame last night about the two goaltender interference calls assessed to Canadiens captain Brian Gionta – who had no comment last night about them.
(To this observer, Brodeur sold the first-penalty contact big-time, but props to him for drawing the call.)
“Contact happens really quick. The first one, (Gionta) bumped me because that puck was fluttering … it’s in the net, he prevented me from moving to catch it (but) it was wide.
“The second one, you should see my collarbone. You’ll see why I don’t understand (any controversy). I didn’t even look to see who hit me, I got a shot and the referee raised his hand.
“It’s fun for goalies that we’re protected. Carey got one, out of his crease. When they (call) it fair, it’s OK. (laughing) But the guy who does it, he never thinks he’s done anything wrong.”