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14 Years Ago Today; Martin Brodeur became the NHL all-time wins leader

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: March 17, 2009Martin Brodeur

became the winningest goalie in NHL history.

At the Prudential Center, Brodeur made 30 saves, including one on Troy Brouwer in the waning seconds, to help the New Jersey Devils defeat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2. This was his 552nd NHL victory, moving him above Patrick Roy for the top spot on the all-time record.

When the game was over, Brodeur would be mobbed by his teammates in a celebration akin to hoisting the Stanley Cup; however, he takes out a pair of scissors and cuts the net.

“It was an exciting night,” Brodeur said. “I’m happy that it’s done and over with.”

The win came in Brodeur’s 987th NHL game, all with New Jersey.

Igor Burdetskiy

Igor Burdetskiy

Founder, Editor-in-Chief, & CEO at Hooked on Hockey Magazine
I grew up playing Ball and Roller Hockey day and night somewhat religiously throughout elementary and middle school. The two don't compare though when I lace up the skates and hit the ice. I live and breathe hockey beyond the perspective of "it's just a game" and I will gladly talk hockey for hours with anyone. Hockey is more than just a lifestyle, it's a culture of passionate people who make memories every time the puck is dropped. Hockey has not only helped me get through some of the hardest times in life but has created some of the best memories to date. Want to talk hockey with me? Shoot me an email: iburdetskiy@hookedonhockey.com and let's talk some hockey!
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