When he was in the prime of his career the Devils scoring three goals with Martin Brodeur in net would almost surely result in a win. But the 41-year-old future Hall of Famer whose career could end after this season was unable to make two one-goal leads stand up Friday night in a 4-3 shootout loss to the Islanders at the Prudential Center in Newark.

Of the three goals Brodeur allowed in regulation two were through his five-hole with the other finding its way over his stacked pads on a Michael Grabner breakaway.

“I’d like to get one goal back. I think I made the right decision on the first goal I was just unlucky and the puck kind of snuck through my pad there” Brodeur said. “Apart from that I made the saves that were important in the hockey game.

“It’s amazing how many breakaways that guy gets” Brodeur added referring to Grabner who had four shots three on break aways.

Starting in his NHL-record 19th consecutive home opener a streak that began in 1993 Brodeur looked shaky in the first period but kept the Devils in the game in the third period and the shootout with 10 saves and five more in the shootout. Head coach Pete DeBoer wasn’t blaming the loss on his goalie.