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Brodeur nears Roy's win record

MARTY Brodeur grew up in Montreal, rooting for Patrick Roy and the Canadiens.

There is now a good chance Brodeur will be returning home this weekend with a shot at tying Roy's NHL record for career wins by a goaltender.

Brodeur moved within two wins of tying Roy's record of 551 on Tuesday night, making 35 saves in the New Jersey Devils' 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames.

"I think for people around me, they feel it's a great story," Brodeur said of having a chance to tie the mark in Montreal. "It's still alive. I have a chance. One more game to go."

Brodeur would have to start and beat Phoenix tonight to get a shot at the mark on Saturday.

"Marty obviously played very, very well," Devils coach Brent Sutter said after the Devils bounced back from a 3-7 loss to the New York Islanders on Saturday, a game in which Brodeur was lifted. "We responded the way I like to see us respond."

Brodeur pushed himself after the loss to the lowly Islanders, and then downplayed his work in recording his 549th win.

"I was in certain situations where the puck hit me today and Saturday it didn't," said Brodeur, who has now won four of five starts since returning from a four-month hiatus following elbow surgery.

Jamie Langenbrunner, Brian Rolston and Zach Parise scored and the Devils killed off six of seven power plays in tying a franchise record with their eighth straight home victory. The win also was the Devils' 10th in 13 games, and it helped them avoid their first losing streak in more than two months.

Calgary newcomer Olli Jokinen's third goal in four games could not prevent the Flames from losing their third straight. Curtis Glencross also scored with less than a second to play.

Brodeur drew chants of "Marty, Marty, Marty" from the crowd when he slid across the net to stop Jamie Lundmark alone in front shortly after Parise's goal.


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