After 1,394 combined NHL regular season and playoff games, there is not a whole lot that Martin Brodeur has not seen or done. Still on the list: coming back from a 3-0 deficit in a series.
As the New Jersey Devils prepared for Saturday night's Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Kings, the future Hall of Fame goaltender was well aware of the situation, but dealt with it much differently than the opponents previously vanquished by Los Angeles, who all tried and failed to rescue their seasons under the tired mantras of "one game at a time" and "the fourth game is the hardest to win."
"There's not much we can do," Brodeur said after the Devils practiced on Friday. "We're looking for something to spark us, and hopefully that big win (in Game 4, on Adam Henrique's goal) late in the third period, is something that for them—getting to be so close to...