I don't know if you heard me counting. I did over a thousand.
Tonight I got to watch my first hockey game of the season ... and what a game it was.
The Stars beat the San Jose Sharks 3-1, but the Star of the evening was Mike Modano.
Not only did he score two goals, including the game winner, but in doing so he tied and subsequently passed the record for most points scored by a U.S. born player.
"Modano, the No. 1 overall pick in the 1988 Entry Draft, has played his entire career with the Stars franchise, beginning with the Minnesota North Stars in 1989. The native of Livonia, Mich., has 511 goals and 722 assists in 1,253 games."
In case you didn't hear him counting, that's 1233 points (combination of assists and goals).
Modano's record breaker was the sweetest play in hockey, a short-handed goal. The 37 year old still has some speed after all these years.
The win also moved the Stars ahead of the Sharks in the standings for 1st place in the division.
Congratulations to he who wears #9 on his back, but is #1 in the record books.