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Jamie Langenbrunner and Zach Parise scored shootout goals to make goaltender Martin Brodeur a winner on the day he became the NHL's all-time minutes leader in the New Jersey Devils' 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Friday.
Brodeur surpassed Hall of Famer Patrick Roy for the most minutes played. The 37-year-old Brodeur now has 60,280. Roy played 60,235.
The loss snapped Boston's season-high four-game winning streak.
Blake Wheeler, who had Boston's only goal in regulation, had the Bruins' lone score in the shootout.
With the shootout tied 1-1 after Parise's and Wheeler's goals, Langenbrunner beat goaltender Tuukka Rask between the pads.
Wheeler scored 12 seconds into the third period for Boston, tying it 1-all and ending Brodeur's bid to tie Terry Sawchuk's NHL record of 103 shutouts.
Parise had the Devils' only goal in regulation, extending his point streak to a career-high nine games. He has eight goals and six assists in that stretch.
The Devils have won all 10 times this season when they led entering the third period.
Rask made 36 saves before the shootout. Brodeur had 32.
New Jersey moved ahead 1-0 on Parise's goal midway through the second period. He scored from a scramble in front when he whacked at the puck twice, slipping it by Rask's left pad. Matt Halischuk had his first assist of the season on the play.
Boston tied it when Wheeler scored on the first shift of the third period, ending any suspense about Brodeur reaching Sawchuk's record. Wheeler one-timed Byron Bitz's pass from the bottom of the left circle.
Brodeur made a game-saving glove stop on Marc Savard's wrister from the slot with five seconds to play in regulation.
The PA announcer acknowledged Brodeur becoming the all-time minutes leader during a stoppage before a faceoff 2:56 into the second period. The announcement continued as play began in the Devils' zone.
Devils winger David Clarkson was helped to the locker room after taking Zdeno Chara's shot off his right ankle. The Devils were already missing two defensemen: Paul Martin, sidelined for his 14th straight with a broken arm, and Johnny Oduya, out for his 12th consecutive game with a lower body injury.
This program aired on November 28, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.
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