The media obviously mentions the Devils sweep of the Rangers a few years ago but fail to mention that Hank was injured. Not to mention, the Rangers are a completely different team now than they were then. Other than that series, Hank has owned Brodeur.
By the way, I have read every rule I could find. I do not see a penalty rule for a player who closes his hand on the puck and passes it in the defensive zone. If he closed his hand on the puck in an attempt to stop play or if he lifted the puck up off the ice and then passed it, it's a penalty. But I have seen no rule that addresses what MDZ did that would result in a penalty. I know Devils fans don't believe that, but I could not find a rule with any language that would penalize what Del Zotto did.