Monday, March 16, 2009

Brodeur Matches Roy With 551st NHL Win

Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur falls to the ice after making a save against the Montreal Canadiens in the second period. (Paul Chiasson/Canadian Press)

From CBC:

Standing several feet apart at Montreal's Bell Centre prior to the puck-drop on Saturday night, Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy were side by side in the National Hockey League record book at game's end.

Brodeur, tending goal for the New Jersey Devils in his hometown, stopped 22 shots in a 3-1 win over the Canadiens to tie Roy's league record of 551 career victories.

"I feel great. I'm definitely happy it's over with," Brodeur told Jeff Marek of Hockey Night in Canada. "The last couple days, especially coming into the Montreal, was hectic with press conferences and a lot of people, a lot of family around, but I didn't disappoint anybody."

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