Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils when they play their regular season finale Sunday afternoon at Prudential Center.

It could be Brodeur’s final game as a Devils (and possibly his career.).

“Last game of the year, it’s kind of nice to get the start and go from there,” Brodeur said. “Try to get one good last game before we finish the season.”

Devils coach Pete DeBoer said after Friday’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Islanders that he’d “like” Brodeur to start Sunday, but he hadn’t talked to him about it yet. That conversation took place today.

“He asked me if I wanted to play and, to a certain extent, I’ll never say I don’t want to play if I’m healthy enough and feel good enough,” Brodeur said. “So, I’m happy I’m going to be in the net.”

Brodeur, like the rest of the Devils, would prefer Sunday’s game would just be the final tune-up before the start of the playoffs, but with the team already being eliminated from playoff contention, that is not the case. Still, the game has meaning for him and the team.

“I’ll just take everything in,” Brodeur said. “I’m going to go out there and try to do my best and enjoy playing the game and have fun out there. It’s kind of hard. I’m just going to go out and play like it’s another game, but definitely knowing in the back of my mind it might be my last one I’m going to play here—any for a while. So, I’ll try to enjoy it as much as I can and, I think, for the team too we owe it to the fans, they’ve been really supportive throughout this season, to go out and make a good last impression.