Brett LoGiurato
Thursday March 21st, 2013

The New Jersey Devils welcomed goaltender Martin Brodeur back from injury on Thursday with the expectation that he would stop a lot of shots. They probably didn't expect him to add to their offense.

Brodeur was credited with scoring his third career goal Thursday night against the Carolina Hurricanes. According to ESPN Stats and Info, Brodeur became the first goalie with three career goals.

In the first period of the Devils' contest against the Hurricanes, Brodeur turned aside a puck into the corner as the Devils' Marek Zidlicky took a penalty. Because of the delayed penalty, Hurricanes goalie Dan Ellis went to the bench for an extra attacker.

After Brodeur brushed aside the puck, Hurricanes center Jordan Staal tried to make a cross-ice pass. But the puck reached no one, hit off the boards, and went into the empty net for a Devils goal. As the last Devil to touch the puck, Brodeur was credited with the score.

Watch the video of Brodeur's goal below:

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