I've got to tell you, I can't even begin to imagine exactly what Martin Brodeur was thinking after the Devils' 3-0 defeat in Game 1 of the Battle of the Hudson on Monday, in which the Rangers blocked more shots (26) than actually got through to Henrik Lundqvist (21), but clearly, he allowed frustration to get the best of him.

There's no other way to explain how this 18-year NHL veteran, who never has hurt an opponent in his life, would suggest, as he did, that, "Hopefully we'll be able to hurt a few guys [by] getting one-timers in the foot or their head or something …"