It took him 1,025 games to do it, but Martin Brodeur has now tied Terry Sawchuk’s NHL record with his 103rd career shutout. Brodeur, who recorded his first shutout in October 1993, stopped 22 shots against the Sabres en route to a 3-0 victory over Buffalo. It was Brodeur’s second shutout of the season; he had already blanked the Hurricanes on October 17 of this year.
Brodeur, already the NHL’s winningest netminder, picked up his league-leading 18th win of the year. A 3rd period glove stop on Buffalo’s Steve Montador shot from the slot preserved the shutout.
Brian Rolston, Travis Zajac, and Niclas Bergfors scored for New Jersey, who improved to 20-7-1 on the season. The Devils have the best road record in the NHL at 11-2-1.