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Marty A Devils trainer hung a sheet of paper with the number "103" on it inside Martin Brodeur's locker at HSBC Arena Monday night and Brodeur secured the final puck from his NHL record-tying shutout of the Sabres, just as he's done for the other 102 blankings of his remarkable career. (OK, he actually only has half a puck for the 0-0 tie he played with Dominik Hasek in 1996).

Here's how Rich Chere of the Newark Star-Ledger covered the Devils' milestone game:

---It took 18 tries but Brodeur didn't let this chance at No. 103 slip by after going into the third period with a three-goal lead.

---Devils coach Jacques Lemaire -- who played against Sawchuk -- says it's much tougher to get shutouts these days because so many more players have good offensive skills.

---The Devils were trying not to talk about the potential shutout on the bench. Sounds like they were applying the no-hitter philosophy from baseball.

Any good fan should have hockey-reference.com bookmarked. Here's a look at the career shutout list updated through last night.

Even more amazing is the active list because Brodeur has more than doubled No. 2 on it, Detroit's Chris Osgood. Lo and behold, who's No. 7? It's Patrick Lalime, with 35 shutouts. Ryan Miller is tied for 20th with 15 -- or 88 behind Brodeur.

---Mike Harrington

(www.twitter.com/bnharrington)

AP Photo: Devils defenseman Andy Greene gives it up to Martin Brodeur after the final horn.

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

@BuffNewsVogl | jvogl@buffnews.com

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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