In his second try, Devils netminder Martin Brodeur failed to notch win number 500; at 499, he remains second on the all-time list (first is Patrick Roy with 551). Ageless wonder Jaromir Jagr broke a 1-1 tie in the second period, and Brandon Dubinsky and budding defenseman Marc Staal piled on to enforce the outcome.
The first two goals were scored within the first two minutes of the game, with Jamie Langenbrunner and Nigel Dawes trading quick scores. Brodeur downplayed the importance of the milestone: “I just want to win. There’s an emphasis that everyone puts on it. Not me. I don’t prepare differently.”