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Brodeur shuts down Ovechkin in shootout showdown

Martin Brodeur, Alex Ovechkin

New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur (30) makes a glove save on a shot by Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin during a shootout in an NHL hockey game Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 in Newark, N.J. The Devils won 4-3. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)


The Washington Capitals played poorly enough to get called out by goalie Michal Neuvirth tonight, but despite falling behind 3-0 and looking listless, the Caps got to a shootout against the New Jersey Devils. The Devils are devilishly efficient in the skills competition, though, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that they took the 4-3 win.

The eye-brow raising moment came when Martin Brodeur stoned Alex Ovechkin during that shootout, though. Peter DeBoer made a “showdown at the OK Corral” reference regarding that memorable scene - and I’m pretty sure he wasn’t making a stealth dig about how both stars have been producing such mediocre work so far this season.