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March 10, 2009

Joseph Chasing History, Too

Well most of the hockey world watches this week for Martin Brodeur to tie and then surpass Patrick Roy as the winningest goalie of all time, Curtis Joseph continues his own assault on the record book.

Given a rare chance to play last night, Joseph was tagged with career loss 350, placing him just two behind Gump Worsley as the losingest goalie of all time. Gilles Meloche has 351 career losses.

In the process Joseph also surrendered the 2500th goal against in his career, too.

When informed of the feat, Joseph took it all in stride.

“Good one. Good one,” Joseph said. “Believe me, it’s not baseball, we don’t keep stats like that. I mean, it just means I played a lot.”

Meloche and Grant Fuhr lead all goalies in career goals against with 2,756 goals allowed. Roy, John Vanbiesbrouck, and Tony Esposito are the only other goalies to surrender 2500 career goals.

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