It came on an assist, of course, one of those pinpoint cross-ice passes that Henrik Sedin makes look so darn easy.
And when Alex Burrows drove the puck past Dallas goalie Richard Bachman, Rogers Arena went into party mode to celebrate the Vancouver Canuck captain's record-setting point.
That assist, at 9:56 of the second period, was Henrik's 757th NHL point, surpassing Markus Naslund's franchise record, and it gave the Canucks a 3-1 lead. But the Dallas Stars spoiled the party, coming back to beat Vancouver 4-3 Friday night.
Not exactly a storybook ending to what was shaping up to be a special night.
Surrey's Brenden Dillon won it at 16:59 of the third when he beat Vancouver goalie Cory Schneider glove side with a shot from the left circle.
"Very disappointing," Henrik said after the game. "I don't really know what happened. I thought we played a good game up to the halfway point and then they took over. Giving up four goals five-on-five, that never happens with this team."
Henrik was clearly touched by the response to his record-setting assist, waving to the crowd and then applauding right back at them. It was a nice moment in what was a highly entertaining game that had a bit of everything: a disallowed goal, three straight second-period fights and lots of end-to-end action.
Henrik Sedin gets record, but Canucks blow lead to fall 4-3 to Stars
Vancouver Sun | Feb 16