Parent can't wait to see who breaks record first

Updated: March 30, 2007, 1:48 PM ET
By George Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

When it comes to Patrick Roy's all-time wins record, Martin Brodeur is at least in pursuit of a man. A onetime flesh-and-blood rival.

Now, the New Jersey Devils goalie finds himself chasing down a myth. An orange-and-black apparition of a bygone era. A strip of film on ESPN Classic. A superbly economical, unsurpassingly technical phantom flickering past at 100 frames per second.

Martin Brodeur isn't so sure he can reach 47 or 48 wins. The myth seems more convinced.

"Oh, ...

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