Brodeur made 30 saves to help the New Jersey Devils defeat the Chicago Blackhawks, 3-2, at Prudential Center. The 36-year-old Brodeur notched the 552nd win of his illustrious career to surpass Patrick Roy for the most victories in league history.
Lost in Brodeur's historic night was Patrik Elias becoming New Jersey's all- time leading scorer with an assist on a short-handed goal by Brian Gionta. The helper gave the slick playmaker, who has played his entire career with New Jersey, 702 points, breaking the mark of current Devils assistant coach John MacLean.
Jamie Langenbrunner and Travis Zajac also tallied for New Jersey, which has won four in a row and eight of its last nine overall.
Cam Barker and Dustin Byfuglien found the net for the Blackhawks, who are heading in the opposite direction, having dropped eight of their last 11 games. Nikolai Khabibulin allowed three goals on 30 shots in a losing cause.