Move over Terry Sawchuk! There’s a new shutout king on the rink, and his name is Martin Brodeur!
Yes, folks, Martin Brodeur has further solidified his case for being the best NHL goaltender of all time. His 104th career shutout against the Pittsburgh Penguins broke Terry Sawchuk’s shutout record and puts the Devils netminder on the top of the list.
It took him 1,032 games to do it, but Brodeur made 35 saves against the defending Stanley Cup champions to break the shutout record. He did it just two games after setting the NHL record for most regular season appearances by a netminder.
Brodeur has three shutouts this season and a career six shutouts against the Penguins.
Bryce Salvador, Niclas Bergfors, Patrik Elias, and Mark Fraser all scored for the Devils, who improved to 26-8-1 on the season.
“When it got down to 10 minutes, five minutes, everybody’s thinking about it,” said Zach Parise. “We’re on the ice when a lot of these records are happening and it’s fun…I don’t think much needs to be said. It’s all self-explanatory, all the winning he’s done, the shutouts, the (three Stanley) Cups. It’s unbelievable.”
When the clock hit triple zeros in the third period, the Marty Party began.
“It’s great, but I wasn’t focusing on it,” Brodeur said. “I’m definitely happy it’s passed and we can just go play, and I don’t have to answer the questions about it.”