There was no way that goal was getting a second look by the officials.
"They wouldn't do that twice in Philly," Brodeur said. "That's for sure."
Flyers fans who have suffered through decades of goaltending woes took great delight in chanting "Mar-ty! Mar-ty!" at the three-time Stanley Cup champion. Brodeur has faced the Flyers four other times in the postseason, winning twice.
Travis Zajac, who scored an overtime winner vs. Florida in Game 6, poked one past Bryzgalov for a power-play goal late in the second to tie the game. This all came from a Devils team that won a 3-2 double-overtime Game 7 thriller against Southeast Division-champion Florida on Thursday.
But the Flyers started the way they did the last two series against New Jersey — by winning Game 1. They eventually won those series in 2004 and 2010, reaching the Stanley Cup finals in the latter.
Opposing Brodeur was Bryzgalov, who had two shutouts and won all three starts against the Devils in the regular season. He allowed one goal on 76 shots.
So much for the regular season.
The Devils never stopped shooting on the rattled veteran in the first period. They took the first 11 shots before the Flyers finally lobbed the puck toward Brodeur from the blue line.
The Devils are now 2-3 on the road in the postseason and this was their first loss in overtime.
"If we came in and lost 6-0, maybe we'd talk about adjustments," said Devils captain Zach Parise, who opened the scoring at 3:11 of the first off a feed from Patrik Elias. "We were right there. We had just as good a chance to win the game as they did."
Notes: Brodeur will celebrate his 40th birthday next Sunday when the teams play Game 4 of their series in New Jersey. ... Philadelphia is now 4-1 at home this postseason. ... Zajac leads the Devils with four postseason goals.
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