Saturday, March 14, 2009

Today's Card - Martin Brodeur

Martin Brodeur is the youngest goaltender in NHL history to reach the 300, 400 and 500 regular season win plateaus. His 300th victory came on December 15, 2001 with a 39-save shutout against the Ottawa Senators at the Corel Centre. His 400th victory was on March 23, 2004, at the Office Depot Center in Sunrise, Florida, as the Devils defeated the hometown Florida Panthers. Brodeur stopped twenty-one shots, and needed to work overtime to get the win. With the victory he also became the first goaltender to win 400 games playing every game for the same team. He reached the 500 win plateau on November 17, 2007 against the Philadelphia Flyers, with a 6 to 2 win; Brodeur is second only to Patrick Roy who retired with 551 wins in regular season NHL games.
On December 23, 2007, he recorded his 95th career shutout by blanking the Calgary Flames 1-0 in overtime. The shutout places him second all-time to Terry Sawchuck (103 Shutouts), breaking a tie with George Hainsworth.
On March 15, 2008, he recorded his 40th win of the season giving him the most seasons with 40 wins, seven.

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