One to go! Brodeur gets win No. 550 as Devils whip Coyotes!
With the New Jersey Devils' 5-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes at the Rock on Thursday night, Brodeur moved within one victory of tying Roy for the most wins in NHL history. Goals: Parise, Madden, Zubrus, Elias and Zajac.
In the previous game, Devils doused Flames at the Rock! Captain Jamie Langenbrunner had two points, and Zach Parise added his team-leading 39th goal for the Devils, who dumped the Flames, 3-2, Tuesday. Martin Brodeur notched career win No. 549, two shy of the all-time mark
No. 551 could come in front of Roy and a full house of 21,273 fans at the Bell Centre in downtown Montreal -- a short walk from the corner of St. Catherine and Peel, a short drive from St. Leonard. Martin Brodeur grew up with pictures of Patrick Roy adorning the walls of his bedroom inside his family's modest home in St. Leonard, Que., a Montreal suburb 20 minutes from the old Forum.
Millions will be watching on CBC and RDS in Canada as well as the NHL Network and MSG Plus back in the United States. It could be the biggest one-man show this season as Brodeur tries to tie one of the hockey's most revered records.