Darryl Sitter's goal and an assist last night in Philadelphia made him the 17th player in National Hockey League history to score 1,000 or more points, and the Flyers beat the Calgary Flames, 5-2.
Sittler got his 999th point at 12:25 of the first period, assisting on Glen Cochrane's goal, and scored his 1,000th point on a goal at 10:02 of the next period. Sittler, 32, reached the 1,000-point plateau one year to the day after he was traded to the Flyers from the Toronto Maple Leafs for three young players.
The Flyers, with Sittler and Bobby Clarke both at the 1,000-or-more level, are the only team in the NHL which has two such players. There are only three other active players with 1,000 or more points: Marcel Dionne of Los Angeles, Guy Lafleur of Montreal and Gil Perreault of Buffalo.
Sittler, in his last 10 games, has seven goals and seven assists. He is 14th, behind Alex DelVecchio of Detroit (456), on the NHL's all-time goal-scoring list, and is 20th on the all-time assist list, closing in on Frank Mahovlich, formerly of Montreal, Toronto and Detroit, who has 570.
The victory was the fourth in four starts for Flyers rookie goalie Bob Froese, who was called up from the Maine Mariners of the American Hockey League after Pelle Lindbergh suffered a severe hand sprain.