Last night Martin Brodeur was awesome again, making 24 saves in the New Jersey Devils 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers, and recording his 120th career shutout in the process. 120 career shutouts. C’est magnifique!
Sure, Marty might not yet have captured the most shutouts in one season – that record has stood since 1928-29 when George Hainsworth somehow did it 22 times. And okay, he might not yet have the league’s longest continuous shutout by a goaltender – that’s Alec Connell’s miraculous feat from 1927-28 when he went for 461 minutes, 29 seconds (7 gms, 2 pds) – but Marty’s recorded the most playoff shutouts, most career wins, most this, most that, the most everything else. Just ask Patrick Roy.
To celebrate another milestone in Marty’s career, today’s Hump Day Hockey Cards gives you a chance to take a look back at both his rookie cards and his somewhat spectacular fashion sense.