Flyers' Vincent Lecavalier Nets 400th Career NHL Goal

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Flyers' Vincent Lecavalier Nets 400th Career NHL Goal
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With his tally 5:25 into Sunday's game against the Boston Bruins, Vincent Lecavalier of the Philadelphia Flyers joined the NHL's 400-goal club, per the league's official website.

In doing so, Lecavalier became the 90th player in league history to hit the milestone.

Lecavalier later added another goal at the 19:35 mark of the third period to tie the contest at 3-3, forcing the game into overtime. Though the Flyers ended up losing to the Bruins in a shootout, Sunday's game featured a continued bounce back on the part of Lecavalier, who the team had moved over to the fourth line this past Friday against the Toronto Maple Leafs, per the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Lecavalier had been playing left wing on the team's second line prior to the switch, but so far he's found chemistry with his new linemates, Adam Hall and Zac Rinaldo. Over his last two contests, Lecavalier has notched three goals, bringing his season total to 18 in 61 games. Prior to that, Lecavalier—who has also chipped in 15 helpers to date—had gone six games without a goal. It remains to be seen if the Flyers' current fourth-line combo sticks, but so far the move back to the middle seems to have agreed with the 33-year-old forward.

With 401 goals in 1,098 career regular-season games, Lecavalier is currently eighth overall on the NHL's leaderboard in that category among active players.

Earlier this season, Lecavalier hit both the 500-assist and 900-point plateaus for his career, which began in 1998-99 after the Tampa Bay Lightning made him the top overall pick in the 1998 NHL entry draft. To date, Lecavalier's 907 career points place him 99th, and climbing, on the NHL's all-time leaderboard.

 

 

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