New Jersey Devils: Ranking Martin Brodeur’s Records

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 18: Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils holds the game puck after appearing in his NHL record breaking 1030th NHL game against the Ottawa Senators at the Prudential Center on December 18, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Senators 4-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 18: Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils holds the game puck after appearing in his NHL record breaking 1030th NHL game against the Ottawa Senators at the Prudential Center on December 18, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Senators 4-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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4. Playoff Shutouts: 24

Whenever you hear people who have something to say about Brodeur being a compiler or him using the trap to get all his stats, just point to this record he holds by himself. Over his illustrious career, the Devils netminder recorded 24 shutouts in the post season when it matters the most.

His best season was the run to the 2003 Stanley Cup. It was ridiculous he wasn’t given the Conn Smythe Trophy after the Devils raised the Cup. He had seven shutouts that postseason. Seven. Yet, the voters gave it to Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who only had five shutouts that year, oh and lost the Stanley Cup Finals.

That’s not the point. The point is this is one of the many reasons why Brodeur is the greatest of all time. When he is facing the best in the NHL, he stops them to the point they didn’t score at all.