Goalies trade barbs before Game 5

Updated: June 4, 2003, 4:24 PM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
It took awhile but the much-anticipated goalie duel between New Jersey's Martin Brodeur and Anaheim's Jean-Sebastien Giguere has finally materialized after Giguere helped get the Mighty Ducks back in the series with two home victories as the teams split the first four games of the Stanley Cup Finals.

Giguere has shaken out of the slumber caused by 10 days off between the Western Conference Finals and the Cup Finals and returned to his playoff zone by allowing just two goals in two consecutive overtime victories.

And as both teams prepare for the pivotal Game 5 on Thursday night at New Jersey, the rivalry with Brodeur has started to get personal after the initial mutual admiration and diplomacy when the series began.