Once Martin Brodeur and the Devils got to the shootout against the Islanders, they were doomed.

That is the way this season has gone, and it didn’t matter that Brodeur was looking for a win in what might have been his final start after 20 seasons with the Devils.

The Devils lost their 13th shootout this season and extended their NHL record for ineptitude in the skills competition to 17 straight over the past two seasons, dropping a 3-2 decision to the Islanders on Friday night in Newark.

“Almost comical,” Devils goal scorer Ryan Carter said of the shootout woes.

The Islanders were impressive in the shootout, with Frans Nielsen, Josh Bailey and Ryan Strome scoring.

Devils coach Pete DeBoer said after the game he wants to play the soon-to-be 42 year-old Brodeur in the season finale against the Bruins at home on Sunday.

Brodeur, the NHL career leader in wins (687) and shutouts (124), is in the last season of his contract. He won three Stanley Cup titles with the Devils.

Cory Schneider is in line to be the Devils’ No. 1 goalie of the future.

“It doesn’t matter,” Brodeur said. “The last game is the last game. I’m going to reflect on having an unbelievable career in New Jersey regardless if I decide to stay or I decide to go do something else.

“For me, it’s not about my last performance. It’s about what I accomplished in the whole.”