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Joe Sakic‘s 600th Career Goal

Colorado Avalanche great Joe Sakic has 624 career goals, all with the Avs. (Photo by Noah Graham/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Joe Sakic

On November 19, 2009, Avalanche great Joe Sakic scored a hard-working goal against the Calgary Flames. It was one of those in which the Colorado Avalanche drove the net. They kept the puck in the zone, and they just kept shooting toward the net. (It’s not like head coach Patrick Roy is making this tactic up.)

Now, to be fair to the Flames, they had pulled their goalie. However, Calgary just couldn’t get the puck out of the zone because the Avalanche were dogged despite being up by one.

Once Sakic finally buries the puck in the net, shooting it past three Calgary defenders to do so, the goal itself maybe doesn’t seem worthy for the highlight reel. However, Sakic had reached a rare milestone with that goal — it was his 600th. Only 18 players in the history of the NHL have reached the 600-goal mark — Sakic actually scored a total of 625 in his career.

Sakic’s history-making goal: