New York Islanders fans will get at least one more chance to heckle Martin Brodeur (or watch him beat their team).
Isles fans chanted “We want Marty” after Jake Allen allowed a second first-period goal, and a last-minute 3-0 tally made the decision that much easier for Ken Hitchcock.
Allen made a surprising save at one point (maybe best seen in this GIF):
That wasn’t enough, as the fat rebound he allowed on this Michael Grabner goal was enough to make for an early night:
It’s been a tough run for Allen, 24, since the Blues signed Brodeur, 42. Allen has now allowed seven goals in his last four periods of play after showing some serious promise pre-Brodeur.
That’s a concerning storyline for the Blues, but this could be quite the treat for Islanders fans.
Of course, Brodeur may just get the last laugh, if he can get some help from his new team.