Wednesday, May 9, 2012

More Marty Magic


The amazing Martin Brodeur advances to the Stanley Cup semi-finals for the first time in ten years, and shows no signs of slowing down. On top of an 8-3 record and 2.05 GAA, Brodeur has now equalled the record for most points in a playoff year by a goaltender with 3 assists. Below are the goalies that have accomplished this.
  • Martin Brodeur, NJ, 2012
  • Glen Healy, NYI 1993
  • Kirk McLean, Van 1993
  • Tom Barrasso, Pit  1993
  • Grant Fuhr, Edm 1985
  • Grant Fuhr, Edm 1984
  • Ken Dryden, Mon  1979
  • Gilles Gilbert, Bos  1974
It has been almost 20 years since a goalie collected three helpers in the playoffs. Coincidentally it happened three times in 1993. A look at the circumstances of each of the record holding helpers:

Gilbert 1974
Apr 13 Bos 6, Tor 3
Cashman (Hodge, Gilbert) (EV)
Apr 21 Bos 8, Chi 6
O’Reilly (Smith, Gilbert) (EV)
Apr 25 Bos 5, Chi 2
Esposito (Hodge, Gilbret) (PP)

Dryden 1979
Apr 18 Mon 5, Tor 1
Lafleur (Larouche, Dryden) (EV)
May 8 Bos 5, Mon 2
Mondou (Lambert, Dryden) (EV)
May 17 Mon 4, NYR 1
Lemaire (Shutt, Dryden) (EV)

Fuhr 1984
Apr 4 Edm 9, Win 2
Hunter  (McClelland, Fuhr) (EV)
Apr 12 Edm 5 Cal 2
Gretzky  (Coffey, Fuhr) (EN)
Apr 20 Edm 4 Cal 3
Linseman (Gretzky, Fuhr) (SH)

Fuhr 1985
Apr 20 Edm 5 Win 2
Gretzky (Coffey, Fuhr) (PP)
Apr 23 Edm 5 Win 4
Anderson  (Messier, Fuhr) (EV)
May 14 Edm 10 Chi 5
Gretzky (Coffey, Fuhr) (EV)

Barrasso 1993
Apr 20 Pit 7 NJ 0
Lemieux (Samuelsson U, Barrasso) (SH)
Mullen  (Francis, Barrasso) (EV)
May 12 NYI 7  Pit 5
Lemieux (Samuelsson U, Barrasso) (EV)

McLean 1993
Apr 19 Van 4  Win 2
Linden (Courtnall, McLean) (EV)
May 5  LA 6  Van 3
Bure (Slegr, McLean) (EV)
May 9 Van 7  LA 2
Adams  (Lumme, McLean) (PP)

Healy 1993
Apr 28 NYI 5 Was 3
Green (Mullen, Healy) (EV)
May 14 NYI 4  Pit3
Hogue (Malakhov, Healy) (EV)
May 18 Mon 4 NYI 3
Thomas (Healy) (EV)

Brodeur 2012
Apr 13 NJ 3  Fla 2
Zubrus (Clarkson, Brodeur) (PP)
Apr 19 NJ 4 Fla 0
Bernier (Gionta, Brodeur) (EV)
May 6 NY 4  Phil 2
Zubrus (Fayne, Brodeur) (EN)

Amazingly, of the 24 assists only 2 of them were on Empty Net goals. 4 of them were on powerplays and 2 were shorthanded, and yes, Tom Barrasso earned two assists in a game against the Devils in 1993. Martin Brodeur has at least four games left to break the record, I'm thinking he'll have alot more than that though.



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