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Martin Brodeur sets NHL record for games played by a goaltender

Friday, 12.18.2009 / 7:38 PM / Brodeur Watch

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Martin Brodeur owns another line in the NHL Record Book.

Brodeur surpassed Patrick Roy's record for regular-season appearances by a goaltender when he took the ice for the New Jersey Devils against the Ottawa Senators on Friday night at the Prudential Center.

Roy, who played for Montreal and Colorado, appeared in 1,029 games in his 18-year career before retiring in 2003. Brodeur now has played 1,030 games in his 16 seasons, all with New Jersey.

Brodeur matched Roy's mark on Wednesday when he played in the Devils' 2-1 victory over the Canadiens. He broke Roy's record for regular-season victories by beating Chicago on March 17 and surpassed his mark for minutes played on Nov. 27 against Boston.

He is also tied with Terry Sawchuk for the most regular-season shutouts in history, with 103.
Quote of the Day

It's a date that's been circled on my calendar, so it's kind of nice to have it here and get it over with (Thursday). This is a little bit of the closing of the book on the move. That's kind of how I'm looking at it.

— Stars forward Jason Spezza on returning to Ottawa for the first time to face the Senators