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Devils' Focus Called into Question

New York Daily News

Ten minutes passed. Then 20. Then 30. Martin Brodeur, the most dependable goaltender of his generation, is also a reliable presence when the doors to the Devils’ locker room open, win or lose.

But on this night, with everyone still trying to figure out what happened in this stunning 4-3 loss to the Panthers in Game 3, he took forever to face reporters. Maybe he was cooling off. Or maybe, after a night that cast everything in doubt about his team, he didn’t have any answers, either.

“You expect to start on Thursday night,” one reporter had to finally ask him, “right?”

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