Trying to avoid the apperance of looking too far ahead, Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello would not reveal any details today of the team's plans for the celebration when Martin Brodeur's breaks Patrick Roy's wins record.
"There will be something, but we're not talking about that right now," Lamoriello said. "As soon as everything takes place, we''ll address those things, but this is not something we're getting involved with at this point."
Lamoriello was asked if he expects the game to be a sellout if Brodeur has a chance to break Roy's record at Prudential Center. His first chance could come Tuesday night against Chicago.
"I'm sure there will be," Lamoriello said of the game being a sellout. "Right now the focus is on winning this game and not thinking beyond that. I think that's what makes Marty who he is and quite frankly our organization. It's dealing with what we have right now. Let's get through this day and the focus should be totally on here and nothing else."
Although Brodeur has a chance to tie Roy tonight, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman is not in Montreal. Bettman plans to attend when Brodeur has a chance to break the record and will follow him on the road if necessary.
Brodeur's father, Denis, told me Friday that he will travel to any games to see his son break the record. He will be here tonight taking photos. He said some of them will go on his son's Web site -- www.martinbrodeur30.com.
Another example of how everything is better at a hockey game in Montreal is the monstrous scoreboard at Bell Center. It's a huge high-definitions screen that makes Prudential Center's video screen look like a 12-inch black-and-white.