Wednesday, May 21
May 21, 1:33 PM ET
Brodeur's wife files for divorce
ESPN.com news services
The wife of New Jersey goaltender Martin Brodeur is filing for divorce, and is seeking custody of the couple's four children, according to newspaper reports Wednesday.
Melanie Brodeur is seeking support for her and the children and an equitable distribution of all property and payment of all legal fees, according to her divorce complaint filed in Essex County Family Court and obtained by The Star-Ledger of New Jersey.
Melanie Brodeur charges her husband committed adultery "on numerous occasions at a variety of locations." She alleges the adultery has been "ongoing and continuous for a period from the fall of 2002 to present date." The two had been separated before the filing for divorce. Melanie Brodeur alleges that her husband committed adultry with his sister-in-law.
After Monday night's 3-1 loss to the Senators in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals, Brodeur said he did not know the divorce papers had been filed. "I wasn't aware of it," he told reporters.
Despite the marital distractions, Brodeur has been brilliant in the playoffs despite Monday's loss. Brodeur is 11-4 with four shutouts and a 1.67 goals-against average during the postseason.