Today in Hockey History: New Jersey Devils Martin Brodeur Ties Shutout Mark

Martin Brodeur

During the NHL’s hiatus, we at the Last Word on Hockey are going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this day. Here’s our look at this date in hockey history for April 19th, featuring Martin Brodeur.

Today in Hockey History

Martin Brodeur Ties Post-Season Shutout Record

2012: The New Jersey Devils goalie ties Patrick Roy‘s playoff shutout record of 24 with 26 saves. Brodeur guides the Devils to a 4-0 win over the Florida Panthers in Game 4 of the Eastern quarterfinals. The Montreal native even gets on the scoresheet with an assist on Steve Berniers goal.

It would be the last time Brodeur would record a shutout in his illustrious career. He would help the Devils reach the Stanley Cup Final. New Jersey would fall to the Los Angeles Kings in the championship series.

Other Notable Events

1947: Ted Kennedy scores as the Toronto Maple Leafs secure their third straight Stanley Cup. The Leafs would edge the Montreal Canadiens, 2-1, in Game 6 of the Final.

1962: Stan Mikita and Tim Horton both set playoff records in the Leafs’ 8-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 5 of the Final. Mikita breaks Gordie Howe‘s record for most points in a post-season with 21. Horton nets three assists to get 15 points, which is the most for a defenceman.

1970: Phil Esposito gets the better of young brother Tony Esposito in Game 1 of the semifinals. The elder Esposito scores a hat trick in a 6-3 for the Boston Bruins against Chicago.

1989: Pat Burns wins his sixth straight playoff career to start his coaching career. The Canadiens would beat the Bruins, 3-2, in Game 2 of the Adams Division semifinal.

2004: Jose Theodore picks the right time to get his first post-season shutout as the Habs beat the Bruins, 2-0, in Game 7 of the Eastern quarterfinal. Theodore stops 32 shots to become the fourth goalie to get his first shutout in a Game 7.

2014: Barret Jackman scores 5:50 into overtime as the St. Louis Blues rally to beat Chicago 4-3.

2015: John Tavares scores 15 seconds into overtime as the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals, 2-1, in Game 1 of the Eastern first round. It’s the first OT-winner in the playoffs for the Isles since 1993.

2016: Matt Murray makes 16 saves as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the New York Rangers, 3-1, in Game 4 of the first round. Murray and Jeff Zatkoff are the first goalies to win their playoff debuts in the same series.

Happy Birthday to You

1951: Rich Lemieux

1956: Randy Carlyle

1980: Robyn Regehr

1981: Martin Havlat

1995: Juuse Saros

1998: Patrik Laine


  1. Brodeur broke the post-season Shutout record When he recorded his 24th shutout. Roy has 23 post-season shutouts not 24…


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