LOS ANGELES -- All Martin Brodeur wants to do is his job. It's all he's really ever wanted to do.
If because he does it so well that means people are going to fawn over all of the spectacular saves he makes at key times in big wins, well that's just fine and he'll take the accolades. It still doesn't change him or his approach, which is just to be there for his teammates when they need him most, like in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final when his team was already in a 0-3 hole.
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"They've been working so hard, so the least I could do is just give them a chance to win," Brodeur said. "If I'm doing that I don't really care if I affect the other team mentally. For me, it's all about my team and the way I play for them."
Brodeur, once again, played his best game for the Devils when they needed him to be great. He refused to let the Stanley Cup Final end Wednesday night at Staples Center, making 21 saves -- including a couple on breakaways -- to give his team life and let it finally beat the Los Angeles Kings. The Devils forced a Game 5 with a 3-1 win.
"He has to do that," Patrik Elias said, "otherwise we're done."