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NHL Hockey: Martin Brodeur Posts 100 Career Shutouts


New Jersey hockey superstar Martin Brodeur has become only the third goalie in National Hockey League history to post 100 career shutouts as his Devils blanked the league-leading Ottawa Senators 3-0.

Brodeur made 28 saves on his home ice Friday to join Terry Sawchuk (115) and George Hainsworth (102) as the only netminders to have 100 or more shutouts in the regular season and playoffs combined. Brodeur has five shutouts so far this season.

Patrik Elias, Zach Parise and Brian Giota scored for New Jersey, which beat the powerhouse Senators for the first time in six meetings. Ottawa leads the NHL with a record of 37 wins against 16 losses.

In a pre-game ceremony, the Devils honored former captain Scott Stevens by retiring the big defenseman's number four jersey, meaning no New Jersey player will ever wear that number again. Stevens led the Devils to three NHL Stanley Cup championships in 1995, 2000, and 2003. He is the first New Jersey player to have his number retired.

Vancouver's identical twin brothers Henrik and Daniel Sedin led the Canucks to a 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames. Henrik scored a goal and made one assist, and Daniel posted three helpers as the Canucks passed the Flames for first place in the Northwest Division. Anson Carter and Ryan Kesler also scored for Vancouver, which stretched a winning streak to three games.

In the NHL's other two games Friday, the Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1, and the Florida Panthers defeated Atlanta 5-2, handing the Thrashers their seventh straight loss.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.

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