Dallas Stars forward Joe Pavelski amassed his 800th career point Tuesday night in a 2-1 overtime win over the Detroit Red Wings.
The 36-year-old veteran thus became the 170th player in the history of the National Hockey League to reach this prestigious plateau. He achieved the feat in his 1033rd game on the Bettman Tour.
Pavelski’s 800th point was an assist on a defenseman John Klingberg’s success.
Playing on the power play, the center won an offensive face-off. The puck ended up on Denis Gurianov’s stick who handed it to Klingberg. Installed at the tip, the rear fired a slap shot that deceived the vigilance of Thomas Greiss.
To return to Pavelski, the American is having a very early season. In three games, he hit the target three times and provided five assists for eight points.
Jason Dickinson settled the overtime debate, while the Wings’ only net was produced by Vladislav Namestnikov.
The Stars, who started their campaign late due to a COVID-19 outbreak, have not suffered defeat in three outings. They will try to maintain their pristine record Thursday night as they face off against Michigan squad once again.