Friday night at Rogers Arena, Henrik Sedin became the latest player to reach 1,000 points and he did it in dramatic fashion.
After taking a pass from his twin brother Daniel, Henrik beat former longtime teammate Roberto Luongo with a deke between the legs. The goal tied the Canucks and Panthers at 1-1 in the second period.
With the goal, Sedin became the 85th player in NHL history to score 1,000 points, doing so only 10 days after Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin reached the plateau. Sedin is also the 38th player to score 1,000 points with one franchise, and the fourth ever Swedish-born player.
After the goal, Sedin was mobbed by all of his teammates on the ice and received a loud, prolonged standing ovation from Canucks fans.
In a great show of sportsmanship, Luongo even congratulated Henrik on his way back to the bench. Sedin shook his hand and gave the goalie a playful face wash.
Here’s another look.
Roberto Luongo congratulates Henrik Sedin on his 1000th career point. This is awesome pic.twitter.com/rbAfa3BWbc
— Goalie Ways (@GoalieWays) January 21, 2017
“I didn’t know how to feel,” Luongo said, according to NHL.com. “I was happy for Hank but not too happy for myself that I let that in. Well-deserved on his part.”
But Luongo gave his friend a high five and some kind words anyway.
This is why I love hockey.
— Audible Sports (@AudibleSports) January 21, 2017
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