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The premiere in the NHL was Monday night, when for the first time in league history two players reached the 1,000-point plateau on the same night. Claude Giroud first achieved the feat early in the evening, then Pavelski emulated it less than an hour later.
Giroux thus became the 96th player in Pittman rink history to reach this prestigious plateau and the 10th active player, while Pavelski followed as the 97th player in history and the 11th player still in the NHL.
The Ottawa Senators forward reached the 1,000-point plateau in the NHL with a goal and an assist against the Carolina Hurricanes in the first period alone.
“It’s special, that’s for sure. Especially (to do it) at home, it’s a little more special (…) It’s jokingHe admitted during an interview with our colleague Alexandre Turenne during the break.
“I told my teammates I didn’t want them on the ice! But they were all so excited. When you see them like this and they’ve been talking about it for weeks, it’s a special moment,” added the former Philadelphia Flyers captain.
Number 28 of the Senses achieved the feat in front of his wife and two children who are at the Canadian Sur Center.
“I was looking for them after I got the thousandth point, but I couldn’t see them. I’m sure they’ll talk about it for a while!”
Giroux scored the 999th point for the first time when he opened the scoring after less than six minutes of play, then at the end of the period, he was complicit in Tim Stutzle’s goal to collect his 1,000th point in his 1,099th duel.
Giroux scored 327 goals and 673 assists in his career, during which he also played for the Philadelphia Flyers and Florida Panthers.
For his first goal of the first half, Giroud accepted a great cross from Brady Tkachuk and headed the ball home. Then he hit a great pass to Stutzle on the first hole late in the period and Stutzle doubled the lead with a good putt.
The meeting is still going on. You can follow the game on RDS.
Pavelski follows Jirou
For his part, Pavelski participated in an offensive fest for the Dallas Stars against the Detroit Red Wings to reach the plateau.
After watching his team lead comfortably 4-0, Pavelski redirected Colin Miller’s shot early in the second half for the 1,000th point in his 1,248th NHL game.
Pavelski scored 448 goals and 552 assists in his 17-season career on the Pittman circuit.
Rob Hintz, Esa Lendl, Ty DeLandria and Jason Robertson had all scored before Pavelski in the match. Robertson already had three points early in the second half.
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