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Goalie Martin Brodeur records 100th career shutout

He only needs four more to have the most in NHL history. From AP-

Martin Brodeur has found the New Jersey Devils have changed during his almost four-month injury absence. This is a team that not only plays defense, it scores early and often.

Brodeur earned his 100th NHL regular-season shutout with a 27-save effort, and the Devils extended their lead in the Atlantic Division with a 3-0 victory over the second-place Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.

The shutout was the second in three games since Brodeur returned Thursday following recovery from elbow surgery, and this one moved him within three of tying Terry Sawchuk’s mark of 103. It was also Brodeur’s 547th career victory, moving him within four of tying Patrick Roy’s league record.

Brodeur gave up two goals in the other game, a 7-2 rout of the Florida Panthers. With their ace back in net, I think New Jersey is the team to beat in the Eastern Conference.

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