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Getzlaf gets 600th NHL assist in Ducks win

Forward is first player in franchise history to reach milestone

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Ryan Getzlaf recorded the 600th assist of his NHL career in the Anaheim Ducks 5-3 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Hitchcock coaches 1,500th NHL game

Becomes fourth coach in League history to reach milestone

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Ken Hitchcock became the fourth coach in NHL history to coach 1,500 regular-season games Tuesday when the Dallas Stars defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-2.

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McLellan coaches 750th NHL game in Oilers win

Gets 409th victory to tie Jacques Demers for 34th place on all-time wins list

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Todd McLellan coached his 750th regular-season NHL game Saturday in the Edmonton Oilers 3-2 overtime win against the Vegas Golden Knights.

McLellan, 50, is in his third season as Oilers coach with a record of 98-92-20. He was 311-163-66 in seven seasons with the San Jose Sharks (2008-2015), leading them to six consecutive Stanley Cup Playoff berths.

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Daniel Sedin of Canucks gets 1,000th NHL point

Forward becomes 87th player to reach milestone

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D. Sedin nets 1,000th NHL point

VAN@NSH: D. Sedin earns 1,000th point with PPG

Daniel Sedin fires a laser from the high slot for a power-play goal, registering the 1,000th point of his career and knotting the game at 3

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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."

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Capitals goalie Holtby honored to be mentioned with Dryden

Second fastest to reach 200 NHL wins, behind Hall of Famer

by Tom Gulitti @tomgulittinhl / NHL.com Staff Writer

WASHINGTON -- Braden Holtby initially tried to downplay the significance of the milestone, but couldn't deny that having his name in the company of a goaltender as prestigious as Hockey Hall of Famer Ken Dryden meant something.

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Nash fans don unique outfits to celebrate Rangers forward's 1,000th game

There was no missing this foursome of enthusiastic faces in the crowd

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To celebrate Rick Nash's milestone all you need is a wig, plain white shirt, some "I Love NY" shorts and a whole lot of enthusiasm.

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Kessel scores 300th NHL goal to send Penguins past Jets in OT

Murray makes 30 saves for seventh straight win

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

PITTSBURGH -- Phil Kessel said he got lucky Thursday when he scored 1:07 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 2-1 win against the Winnipeg Jets at PPG Paints Arena.

It's difficult to luck into 300 NHL goals, though.

Kessel scored on a breakaway to reach the milestone in his 843rd game. It was his second overtime goal in the past two games. He is the 18th United States-born player in NHL history to score 300 goals and is one of two active Americans to have reached that mark, joining Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise.

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Matt Murray maintaining historic pace for Penguins in Cup Final

With two wins against Predators, goalie hits 20 playoff victories

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray moved into elite company with a 4-1 win against the Nashville Predators in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final at PPG Paints Arena on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old made 37 saves to become the third goalie in NHL history to win 20 of his first 28 Stanley Cup Playoff games (20-7), according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Hall of Famers Bill Durnan (20-6; 1944-47) and Patrick Roy (20-7; 1986-88) are the others.

"I think he's unbelievable," Penguins center Evgeni Malkin said of Murray. "He's never nervous. Again, just one goal they scored. He stopped all the pucks. It gives the team more power to win."

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Eric Staal of Wild set for grand celebration

Veteran center about to become first member of 2003 Draft to play in 1,000th NHL game

by Dan Rosen @DRosenNHL / NHL.com Senior Writer

Eric Staal keeps setting the bar higher and higher for his younger brothers.

The Minnesota Wild center can become the first player from the 2003 NHL Draft and the 311th player in history to play 1,000 NHL games when the Wild visit the Winnipeg Jets at MTS Centre on Sunday (5 p.m. ET; TSN3, FS-N, FS-WI, NHL.TV).

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After Sidney Crosby, who's next to 1,000 points?

Daniel Sedin of Canucks is closest to milestone reached by Penguins captain Thursday

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby became the 86th player in NHL history with 1,000 points when he assisted on Chris Kunitz's first-period goal in a 4-3 overtime victory against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday.

Crosby is the third player to reach the milestone this season, following Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin and Vancouver Canucks captain Henrik Sedin. Could anyone else join them this season? If not, then who will be next to reach 1,000 points?

Here's who's closest and when they conceivably could get there, with scoring totals entering play Friday:

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