New Jersey Devils logoNew Jersey Devils

Saint Marty's Day

JerseySenior Analyst IMarch 18, 2009

He tied the record in his hometown of Montreal, the city in which Patrick Roy spent his glory years.

Tonight, he broke the record in front of the home crowd, in front of the same fans that have been cheering him his entire career.

And he did it, of all days, on Saint Patrick's Day. As Chico Resche eloquently put it, it is now Saint Marty's Day.

Three Stanley Cups, four Vezinas, and 552 wins. All for one team.

A hearty mazel tov to Marty on setting the record. He will go down as the greatest goaltender in history, and it's an honor to cheer for his team.

(Meanwhile, the Devils' own Patrik, one Patrik Elias, set a record of his own: he is now the Devils' career leader in points. Let's not forget about him, even on Marty's big night. A big mazel tov to Patrik as well.)

More reactions:

Damien Cox
ESPN Game Recap

Interchangeable Parts (Live Blog)

, Gulitti, Gulitti, and Gulitti
John Fischer (In Lou We Trust)
2 Man Advantage

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices