You guys, it finally happened. With the Caps 5-1 win over the St. Louis Blues, Braden Holtby just tied Martin Brodeur’s single-season record for wins, a record Brodeur’s held for nine years. Holtby reached 48 wins in 12 fewer games than Brodeur, who was in attendance to see the feat.
The Capitals mobbed Holtby after the game to celebrate.
Recently, Brodeur spoke to CSN Mid-Atlantic’s Chuck Gormley about Holtby potentially breaking his record and admitted he was rooting for him to do so.
“It would be nice to see,” said Brodeur.
“It’s really tough to do, so if he achieves it I’ll be happy for him. I broke Bernie Parent’s (record of 47 wins) in Philadelphia (on April 5, 2007, in the Devils’ 81st game of the season) and I thought it was pretty ironic, pretty cool. I got to meet him after the game. Later on, he sent me a little note and I bought one of his replica masks and I got him to sign it. I got the puck in a case.”
Congratulations @Holts170 on tying Martin Brodeur for the single season wins record. Now go break it tomorrow 😉
— OlieKolzig (@OlieKolzig37) April 10, 2016
Photo: Scott Rovak
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