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DYNAMIC DUO: Gaborik Scores 400th Goal, Kopitar Records 500th Assist

The pair led the LA Kings to a 5-2 comeback win over the Minnesota Wild, but the one night of magic is nothing new for either player

by LA Kings @LAKings / LAKings.com

It was a wild night for Marian Gaborik and Anze Kopitar against Minnesota.

The duo led the LA Kings to a 5-2 comeback win over the Minnesota Wild, but the one night of magic is nothing new for either player.

Late in the third period, Kopitar won a face-off directly to Gaborik, who, for the 400th time in his career, found the back of the net. The goal also marked his 800th point, while that assist was the 500th of Kopitar's career.

Not a bad little combination for a goal.

Video: MIN@LAK: Gaborik nets his 400th goal off the faceoff

"It feels great, especially playing against my former team," Gabroik said after being named the first star of the game.

The Wild, however, did not seem as enthusiastic following Gaborik's milestone goal...

Tweet from @mnwild: Kings goal.

With the goal, Gaborik became is now the sixth active player to reach the 400-goal milestone, joining Jaromir Jagr, Alex Ovechkin, Marian Hossa, Patrick Marleau and Rick Nash on the list.

He is the 94th player in NHL history to eclipse 400 career goals.

Tweet from @MGaborik12: Thank you all who helped me reach this milestone. Especially my teammates,trainers,coaches and all the fans from @lakings @nyrangers @bluejacketsnhl @minnesotawild and of course my family! #grateful pic.twitter.com/8om4tjuUWi

Tweet from @tytoff16: Congrats Ferrari @MGaborik12 #hugeee

Tweet from @AnzeKopitar: Congrats to @MGaborik12 aka #Ferrari for reaching 400+400 milestone!!!

Tweet from @13KCliffy: Atta babe Gabby. Congrats ��

And, without looking it up, we're pretty confident that Kopitar is the first Slovenian to reach 500 career assists.

Tweet from @MGaborik12: Right back at u for 500������ milestone! https://t.co/2wJdLe3rtM

Now to figure out which player gets to keep the puck...

Tweet from @NHL: Three milestones, two players and one puck. Who gets it?On one goal, @MGaborik12 scored his 400th goal and 800th point while @AnzeKopitar picked up his 500th assist. pic.twitter.com/fFKF8ox2WJ

 Tweet from @lakingsinsider: So, who gets the milestone puck? ���We talked about it,��� Gaborik said, laughing. ���Kopi said to keep it and Johnny came in and said it���s going to stay with the organization.��� Stevens: ���I told them I���d take it.���

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