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Ken Medlin

Canes will try to frustrate Brodeur

Posted April 25, 2009

After watching him stop 44 of their shots in a Game Five shutout, the Carolina Hurricanes are adopting an in-your-face approach with New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur.

“We need to get right in front of Marty,” said Canes winger Tuomo Ruutu. “Not just on the sides. That will make a huge difference.”

Carolina found success in game four by keeping a steady stream of traffic in front of Brodeur… The Canes clearly frustrated the future Hall of Famer,

But in game five, it was Brodeur frustrating the Canes.

“He's a real good goaltender, so you have to have some traffic - bodies in front of the net so he can;t see pucks cleanly,” said Canes forward Erik Cole. “And you have to be there to battle for rebounds when they’re there.”

“Hopefully, you catch him in a moment of weakness when he gives up a rebound or something,” said Hurricanes winger Ray Whitney. “You’re not going to catch those too often. But when you throw 44 shots at a goalie every night, you’re bound to get one or two (goals).”

But the Devils aren’t the only team getting superior play from their goaltender. Brodeur and Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward put on a puck-stopping display in Thursday’s 1-nothing nail-biter.

“At the end of the day, after you do everything right you’ve got to meet one of those two guys,” Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice said of the two goaltenders. “And either one of them has made both teams’ best plans look somewhat foolish at times.”

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  • Gunnstigator Apr 26, 7:03 a.m.

    Hopefully The Canes can play like they did for the first two periods of Game 4. That was some of the best hockey they've played all season. Do or die time - Let's Go Canes. It's too early for the golf course!

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