With the scored tied 2-2 in his 1,000th NHL game on Thursday, Sharks defenseman Brent Burns took matters into his own hands against the Anaheim Ducks.
Burns gathered a pass from Brenden Dillon at the right point, and blasted a signature slap shot off the left post and past Ducks netminder Chad Johnson.
The 32-year-old defenseman became the 14th player in Sharks history to play in their 1,000th game while rocking a San Jose sweater. He was the fourth to score according to Hockey Reference, joining teammate Joe Thornton, former teammate Patrick Marleau, and defenseman Gary Suter.
NBC Sports California's Brodie Brazil predicted as much.
With 36 points on the season, Burns moved to a tie for the team-lead and into a tie for fourth among defensemen. If he keeps up this pace, he'll score at the second-highest per-game rate of his career -- just behind his Norris Trophy-winning season two years ago.