For whatever reason big things seem to happen to players during their milestone games. You’ll recall earlier this season when Daniel Alfredsson scored a game winning overtime goal to make it number 400 for his career. The Flames, ironically enough, were victimized a few years back when Mats Sundin scored in overtime for Toronto for the 500th goal of his career to win the game and complete a hat trick.
Tonight was one of those special nights for Chris Phillips of the Sens as he scored two goals against Nashville, including the game winner, to lead Ottawa over the Preds. This would be pretty cool in the first place, but it’s magnified in the case of Phillips who came into the night goalless in his last 74 and even more cool when you think about the fact that his last multi-goal game came 200 games ago, the 800th of his career.
Take a look as Phillips warms your proverbial heart.
After tonight Phillips has now scored 62 goals in his career. Congrats, Chris. You have a flair for the spectacular.