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Dionne Reaches 1,000 Points

Updated: November 3, 2005, 3:35 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

January 7, 1981

Marcel Dionne, the Los Angeles Kings' shifty center, becomes the 13th player to score 1,000 points in NHL history. But nobody has ever done it faster.

The previous standard was 823 games, set by Phil Esposito. Tonight, against the Hartford Whalers, Dionne is playing in his 740th game. Point No. 999 comes on an assist, when his shot on a first-period power play is tipped in by Dave Taylor. The milestone point comes midway through the second period when ...

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