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Martin Brodeur now owns a career hat trick

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03:47 AM ET 03.22 | Goalies don't score in the NHL, they try to stop the other team from doing so. But occasionally we have a glitch in the Matrix and a goalie ends up somehow scoring a goal. New Jersey Devils net minder Martin Brodeur hasn't just scored once before, he's done it twice and he managed to secure a career hat trick on Thursday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. In the first period, Brodeur deflected a shot by the Hurricanes but after he touched the puck, a delayed penalty was called. This means that the next Devils player to touch the puck would stop play and the penalty would be assessed. Since the Devils couldn't touch the puck, the Hurricanes leaned on an age-old trick of pulling their netminder to get an extra attacker on the ice. But rather rather than using the extra attacker to get an early 1-0 lead, Jordan Staal of the Hurricanes slapped the puck to a teammate who missed it. The puck bounced off the board and slid across the ice into Carolina's net. By rule, the last opponent to have touched the puck gets credited with the goal, and the last Devils player to have touched the puck was netminder Martin Brodeur.

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Martin Brodeur, Getty Images/Patrick McDermott Martin Brodeur, Getty Images/Patrick McDermott
March 22, 2013  07:26 PM ET

That's one complicated hat trick right there.

March 22, 2013  07:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

That's one complicated hat trick right there.

And nowhere near the pleasure.

March 22, 2013  08:08 PM ET

Man you can't make that stuff up!

March 22, 2013  08:12 PM ET

None this 'own goal' stuff like they have in soccer. Someone must get credit!

March 22, 2013  08:16 PM ET

Since the Devils couldn't touch the puck, the Hurricanes leaned on an age old trick of pulling their netminder to get an extra attacker on the ice.



Dear Fansided,

Please stick to reporting on college basketball and the NFL since the rules of hockey confuse you greatly!

Thanks...

March 22, 2013  09:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

That's one complicated hat trick right there.

I didn't know "Uncle Daddy's" wife Genevieve also had a sister-in law. That'd be complicated for sure.

March 22, 2013  09:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

That's one complicated hat trick right there.

LOL

March 23, 2013  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

...Dear Fansided,Please stick to reporting on college basketball and the NFL since the rules of hockey confuse you greatly!Thanks...

I would prefer they leave the NFL alone also.

March 23, 2013  09:42 AM ET

That was one crazy goal. Jordan puts it in his own net while standing on the Devils goal line, with a bank shot no less. Feel bad for the guy.

March 23, 2013  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Dear Fansided,Please stick to reporting on college basketball and the NFL since the rules of hockey confuse you greatly!Thanks...

Well you can't blame them to be confused by a sport where you get points for a loss, and some hits get you suspended, bu not open fistfights during the game.

 
March 23, 2013  04:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

None this 'own goal' stuff like they have in soccer. Someone must get credit!

Can't agree. You say someone must get credit. What about shootout goals? Unless the goalie shoots the puck down the ice or the puck ricochets off his pad straight down the ice into the opponents net it should be credited as an own goal

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