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Brodeur carries shutout into third in Pittsburgh

Monday, 12.21.2009 / 9:09 PM / Brodeur Watch

NHL.com

New Jersey goaltender Martin Brodeur has a shutout through two periods Monday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Mellon Arena as he bids to pass Terry Sawchuk and become the NHL's new all-time shutout leader.

Brodeur had a busy first period, as the Devils were outshot 10-5, yet headed to the first intermission with a 1-0 lead on a goal by Bryce Salvador.

New Jersey then erupted for three more tallies in the second period, as Niclas Bergfors, Patrik Elias and Mark Fraser all beat Marc-Andre Fleury and ended the Pens' goalie's night prematurely. The Devils outshot Pittsburgh 16-11 in the second.

Brodeur, who broke Patrick Roy's all-time wins record last season against Chicago and Roy's minutes played record last month in Boston, has 103 career shutouts. He tied Sawchuk's mark on Dec. 7 in a 3-0 win at Buffalo.

Sawchuk recorded his 103 shutouts in 971 career games for the Red Wings, Bruins, Maple Leafs, Kings and Rangers.

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