Today is September 19th, which makes it a milestone birthday for the Isles' first captain. Happy 80th birthday to Islander Hall of F...
Monday, March 05, 2012
Counting OT/SOs, Marty's lost 401 NHL games. How many to someone who won their first?
<<Nilsson is only the fourth goaltender whose first career win in the NHL came in a game in which Brodeur was the opposing keeper of record. The other goaltenders who got their first NHL win at Brodeur's expense are Brian Boucher (Oct. 30, 1999), Henrik Lundqvist (Oct. 13, 2005), and Adam Berkhoel (Oct. 22, 2005). Berkhoel won only one more game in the NHL and is no longer playing professional hockey.
(Berkhoel was with Atlanta at the time)
Here's hoping Nilsson's career parallels Lundqvist's and not Berkhoel's.
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