Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/19/14

NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 31: Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils looks on against the Los Angeles Kings at the Prudential Center on January 31, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. The Kings defeated the Devils 3-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEWARK, N.J. -- It was the 658th time in his sure-fire Hall of Fame and storied career that Martin Brodeur sat at his locker after a victory. It was also the 120th time that Brodeur posted a shutout, extending both NHL records. But they're just numbers now for the 40-year-old Brodeur, who was victorious once again Tuesday night, helping the New Jersey Devils to a 3-0 shutout victory over the rival Philadelphia Flyers at the Prudential Center. "The numbers are all good, but this was a long time coming," said Brodeur, who stopped 21 shots to lead the 2-0 Devils to victory in their home opener. "We had a great run in the playoffs last year and then it was over. I didn't know how the fans were going to respond. But they showed tremendous support like they always have." Brodeur was concerned about the reaction after the nearly four-month layoff because of the owners' lockout. "Hockey is back in New Jersey, that's for sure," Brodeur said. "It was a big win." Travis Zajac, David ...
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