SI special contributor Pierre McGuire's scouting report on Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur
To solve Brodeur, the Mighty Ducks must keep him from getting into the flow of the action early in periods. Consider the two goals he allowed in Game 7 against the Senators last Friday: Each was scored within the first four minutes of a period. To prevent him from becoming comfortable, Anaheim must not allow him to handle shoot-ins and catch the puck with his glove hand. Brodeur loves to play the puck, and his glove hand is as good as anybody's in history. Also, the Ducks have to avoid overpassing in search of the perfect opportunity; they will have a better chance of beating Brodeur by peppering him, taking aim high to the stick side. Like most butterfly goalies, Brodeur is difficult to beat with shots along the ice. While he has greatly improved his ability to stop wraparounds, Brodeur's biggest weakness is on plays that start with a setup behind the net, forcing him to look around and then scramble to get back into position.