Marty Finally Has His Record!
At approximately 9:40 Eastern Time the New Jersey Devils defeated the Montreal Canadiens 3-1. The game was important for the Montreal Canadiens but even more so for Martin Brodeur.
In his 986th game, Martin Brodeur got his record tying win, number 551 of his career. Patrick Roy is the other current co-owner of the record and was in attendance at the Montreal home game, maybe because there are rumors of him being the Habs new coach, or maybe because he needed to see the man who will likely break his record in the next few games, tie it in the most holy of places, in the Canadiens rink. So much history is tied with that team and it is ever growing as shown by Brodeur March 14th.
Brodeur now looks to beat the shutout record held by Terry Sawchuk at 103. Brodeur is only 3 back, though he was also expected to break that record this season, he missed almost a full 4 months of action, setting him back a bit. Just goes to show how good he really is as well as how much he still wants to win at the tender age of 36.
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