Thursday, February 11, 2016

Marty's Magic vs. Flyers

Martin Brodeur has 10 shutouts against the Flyers in his career.

Marty's Magic vs. Flyers

Martin Brodeur´s 120th career regular season shutout Tuesday night was also his 10th against the Flyers. (Julio Cortez/AP)
Martin Brodeur's 120th career regular season shutout Tuesday night was also his 10th against the Flyers. (Julio Cortez/AP)

Martin Brodeur's 120th career regular season shutout Tuesday night was also his 10th against the Flyers, tying them with the Islanders for the most times victimized by the sure Hall of Famer.

Those 10 shutouts are also the most by any goaltender against the Flyers, twice more than any other netminder.

Below are all goalies that have blanked the Flyers three or more times (regular season and playoffs combined):

 Goalie  RS     Post   Tot. 
 Martin Brodeur  10    0  10
 Jacques Plante    5    2    7
 Rogie Vachon    5    0    5
 Henrik Lundqvist    4    0    0
 Cesare Maniago    2    2    4
 Patrick Lalime    1    3    4
 Don Beaupre    3    0    3
 Ed Belfour    3    0    3
 Ken Dryden    3    0    3
 Don Edwards    3    0    3
 Tony Esposito    3    0    3
 Arturs Irbe    3    0    3
 Mike Palmateer    3    0    3
 Gary Smith    3    0    3
 Garth Snow    3    0    3
 Gump Worsley    3    0    3
 Dan Bouchard    2    1    3
 Glenn Hall    2    1    3
 John Vanbiesbrouck      1    2    3
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