Martin Brodeur earned his 552nd win tonight over the Chicago Blackhawks in a home game at the Prudential Centre in New Jersey. The win made him the winningest goalie of all time, surpassing my childhood idol, Patrick Roy. Fantastic game, fantastic goalie, and fantastic guy. He even cut the net as a souvenir as is often done in other sports. I’d be surprised if he isn’t part of Team Canada at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
More than one record was broken tonight. Patrik Elias also became the record holder for points in the New Jersey franchise (702), by assisting on a goal by Brian Gionta.