Martin Brodeur appeared in his 1,200th game for the New Jersey Devils on Saturday afternoon. He stopped 24 of the 25 shots that he faced in a 3-1 win over Pittsburgh, but it was this moment at the end of the second period that stole the show.
It wasn't exactly the highlight of his Hall of Fame career.
Here's what happened: With the Penguins on a power play, Brodeur lost his stick and was unable to retrieve it after it was knocked into the corner. When the puck finally left the zone, Brodeur was able to skate over and pick it up.
As that was happening, Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury quickly moved the play along up to Evgeni Malkin, who quickly fired a shot from the blue line at the empty net. The puck hit the post, bounced off Brodeur's skate and then slid across the goal line as he despearately tried to avoid kicking it in the net.
And then he fell down.
What makes this entire sequence even more absurd is, if the puck had gone in, it wouldn't have even counted -- the Penguins were offside.
It was still funny.
(.gif via Scott Lewis)