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Martin Brodeur is arguably the best goalie in NHL history. He certainly has the numbers to back up that contention. Brodeur has been a model of consistency since his first full season in the league back in 1993-94. He is the league's all-time leader in wins and shutouts and has won three Stanley Cups.
Here are Brodeur's three greatest moments:
3) Brodeur leads the Devils to their first Stanley Cup win in 1995. The Devils swept the highly favored Red Wings that year. Brodeur had an impressive 1.67 GAA and three shutouts in the playoffs that season to go along with a 0.927 save percentage.
2) Brodeur led Canada to the gold medal at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City. Curtis Joseph was originally named the starter, but Brodeur took over in the second game of the tournament and never looked back.
1) Brodeur passed Hall of Famer Patrick Roy by recording his 552nd career win, the most in NHL history. The record-setting win came in a 3-2 win over the Blackhawks in 2009 to pass Patrick Roy. Joel Quenneville, the losing coach on that night, had high praise for Brodeur:
He is a special goalie. You look at the consistency, the volumes of games he can play and his consistency in the net. They changed the rules because of the way he handled the puck. He's amazing. Not many goalies have that style and he keeps getting better and better and better. At this stage of his career, he looks as good as ever.