NEWARK, N.J. — Temper tantrum or gamesmanship?
One of lhe lasting images from Game 4 will always be Devils goalie Martin Brodeur storming off the ice after the 4-3 loss. Brodeur normally shows little, if any emotion. But after Jussi Jokinen's last-second goal won it for the Canes, he went off, slamming his stick into the board and leaving it in pieces.
Canes coach Paul Maurice said he did not see Brodeur's stormy display after the game, nor had he seen a replay of it. He did have an opinion on it, though.
"I think he's a real good pro and I think most things that were done were set up for Game 5 and had little to do with Game 4," Maurice said today.