There was no better way for Mikko Koivu to celebrate his 1,000th game in the NHL than with a win, and he willed it into existence himself with the shootout winner to beat the Stars on Sunday.
Just as the Wild lifer would have it. The bench reaction to his winner was incredible, and his teammates celebrated with some good old “Danza Kuduro” in the locker room.
Koivu notched his 700th career point to boot, with an assist in the second period. He was going for all of the milestones!
Hilariously, Koivu almost didn’t factor into the shootout at all, until Bruce Boudreau relented on his big day.