Saturday's shootout win over the Senators in Ottawa was winger Mark Recchi's 1,500th game played, making him just the 13th player in league history to reach the milestone.
"To come into an opposing rink and get an ovation like that is pretty special. I’ve played a lot of hockey here in Ottawa against some great teams. I really appreciate that and I appreciate the fans here." Recchi told the Boston Herald. "I never thought I’d be here, that’s for sure. Obviously I’m getting up there (in age), but it’s all how you feel. I feel great. I’m proud to say I was able to play this long. It’s been a great run and I hope it continues for a while. It’s exciting. I never imagined playing this many games when I first started."
The humble veteran got a very warm ovation from the Sens' fans when his feat was presented on the big screen. But in the third period those same fans were far from cheering as Recchi popped a goal with under two minutes to go to jumpstart the B's comeback.