The mania about milestones can cut both ways.
There's the attention about the pursuit of a career mark. When it comes to a prominent chase, however, the longer it takes the more it can become an anchor.
Monday night in Denver, the
First, the one receiving far less attention.
Another shutout for Kings goalie
Vanbiesbrouck played for five teams and had his 40th shutout in his second-to-last season in the league, playing for the New Jersey Devils.
He was fondly called "Beezer."
Brimsek, the Minnesota native who won the
Quick has come within a period in his last two starts of getting his 41st shutout. On Thursday,
Quick crept even closer Saturday before the Philadelphia Flyers'
Then there has been the deliberate, almost agonizing march toward a career milestone — 600 goals — for Colorado forward
Iginla scored No. 599 against Arizona on Dec. 27.
It would have been a picture-perfect moment for the one-time Flames captain and icon to do it against his old team, Calgary, on Saturday night in Denver. Not only did Iginla fail to score but he also had plenty of company as Calgary beat Colorado, 4-0.
The next best thing for Iginla?
Perhaps getting No. 600 against Kings Coach Darryl Sutter, his former coach in Calgary.
Still, Iginla must simply want to get it done, no matter the opponent, before the milestone morphs into a millstone.
KINGS AT COLORADO AVALANCHE
When: Monday, 6 p.m. PST.
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