During the 2006-2007 NHL Campaign, Martin Brodeur played 78 games for the New Jersey Devils, and won 48 of those, setting the NHL record for single season wins by a goaltender.
Tonight, Caps' netminder Braden Holtby took the ice for the 66th time on the campaign with an opportunity to tie that record with the aforementioned Brodeur, now Special Assistant to the GM in St. Louis, looking on. And he did just that, adding a bit of poetry to the occassion.
Here's what Brodeur told the Washington Post's Isabelle Khurshudyan during the game.
Just chatted w/ Martin Brodeur in the press box. Said he'll reach out to Holtby if he ties the record tonight. Might see him after the game.— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) April 10, 2016
It's been an amazing year for Holtby, and now he's got a spot in the record books next to the most decorated goalie of all time to show for it. A big time congrats to Holts, who most likely won't get the opportunity to break Brodeur's mark tomorrow vs. Anaheim. But then again, after a light workload this evening, you never know...
Some postgame additions:
Trotz said he hasn't thought about who will start tomorrow. Reminded that he previously said the goalies would split, he said "probably."— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) April 10, 2016