Martin Brodeur goes for Patrick Roy's record tonight.
The New Jersey Devils and their star goaltender Martin Brodeur will play the Montreal Canadiens tonight. A tie with Patrick Roy's 551 career regular season wins is at stake. With a victory, Brodeur will be tied with Saint-Patrick.
We can already compare the two goaltenders and debate of who is the best NHL goaltender of all times. Some hard core Patrick Roy fans will say that their protege is the best while many will state that Brodeur is a better goalie.
I am among those who think that Patrick Roy was a great goalie but in my mind, Martin Brodeur is simply a notch above him. At the end of his career, Brodeur will be the winingest goaltender, he will also be the one who have registered the most shutouts. But Martin Brodeur has also something in his resume that Patrick Roy doesn't have: An Olympic Gold Medal.
Will Brodeur tie Patrick Roy's win record tonight? Stay tuned for the answer. Patrick Roy will be in attendance to witness the event at the Bell centre.
(Picture: Martin Brodeur, Getty Images.)