The lines and defensive pairings at Friday’s practice were the same as the ones the Devils started with Thursday against the Lightning. That means Martin Brodeur will be back in net Saturday against the Pittsburgh Penguins and it will be his 1,200th NHL game. Count coach Pete DeBoer among those impressed by the stat.
DeBoer: "Put that number in perspective with the number of playoff games he's played and it's hard to put into words."—
Rich Chere (@Ledger_NJDevils) February 08, 2013
To put Brodeur’s feat in perspective: Patrick Roy is second among goalies in all-time games played at 1,029 and Nikolai Khabibulin is the closest active player with 783 games. Yeah. Wow.
Here’s what Brodeur had to say about it:
Congrats to Marty. By the time he retires, that number should be among the most untouchable records in the history of sports.