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THIS DAY IN DEVILS HISTORY: March 21

On this day in 2013, Brodeur broke the goalie goal scoring record

by Amanda Stein amandacstein / NewJerseyDevils.com

It was on this day in 2013 that Hall of Fame goaltender Martin Brodeur topped another NHL list and put himself into the record books once again. 

Returning from a back injury, where he missed nearly a month of action, Brodeur was in net against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Devils won the game 4-1, and it was the goaltender who got the Devils on the board first. 

After Brodeur made a save on Carolina's Patrick Dwyer, the puck deflected back towards Carolina's Jordan Staal who passed the puck back, but defender Tim Gleason missed the pass, which deflected off the boards into the empty net. 

With Brodeur the last Devil to touch the puck, he was credited with the goal that gave New Jersey a 1-0 lead on Carolina just 3:54 into the game. 

Credited with the goal, he broke the record for most regular-season goals scored by a goaltender, with his second and most goals overall with three.

"So, he broke the record? It doesn't surprise me," Travis Zajac said at the time. "He's the best goalie that ever played."

Brodeur finished his career with three goals, two in the regular season and one in the playoffs.

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