Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin reached 1,000 points in his NHL career with three against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday.
"Up until this game, I hadn't thought too much about it," Sedin said. "It's been a tough road trip, a lot of tough games. I think when you're one away, obviously it starts to creep in a little bit."
Sedin has 1,001 points after getting a goal and two assists in Vancouver's 5-3 victory. He scored a game-tying power-play goal at 10:22 of the third period for his 1,000th point. His twin brother, Henrik Sedin, had an assist on that goal.
"Yeah (it was special). I mean I got an assist on his 1,000th point too," Daniel said. "It's been special playing with him for so long on the same team and same organization. It's been awesome, and yeah it feels good."
Daniel Sedin also assisted on a goal by Loui Eriksson at 14:11 of the second period and on Eriksson's empty-net goal with 57 seconds left.
"I said before, it would be great for it to be a goal and for it to be in a huge win for us too, and both happened today," Sedin said. "It was a good effort, I thought, for 60 minutes against a very good team over there with a very good goalie. For us to score that many goals against him, it means we had a good game."
Sedin has 376 goals and 625 assists in 1,251 NHL games. The 37-year-old became the 87th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 points, the first since Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby on Feb. 16.
Henrik reached 1,000 points on Jan. 20. They are the only two players to score that many playing for Vancouver, and the only brothers to do so in NHL history.
"Obviously it's really cool, the smile on [Daniel's] face there," Canucks rookie forward Brock Boeser said. "It gives you goose bumps down your whole body. I kind of had chills there. It was obviously a really special moment for him, and to be a part of it is obviously a great honor."
Selected by Vancouver with the No. 2 pick in the 1999 NHL Draft, Daniel is the Canucks' all-time leader in goals and is second in games played, points and assists. Henrik, the No. 3 pick in the 1999 draft, is first in games played (1,274), assists (796) and points (1,035).