WILD’S PARISE HITS 700 POINTS, HELPS OUT A TEAMMATE
Zach Parise hit another milestone in his distinguished career Thursday night. He was more pleased about helping teammate Nico Niederreiter out of a prolonged scoring drought.
Parise had a goal and an assist to reach 700 points and Niederreiter scored after 22 regular-season games between goals dating back to March in the Minnesota Wild’s 3-1 win over the Kings in Los Angeles.
“Every scorer has been there,” Parise said.
“It’s a tough time. I’m happy for him that he got it over with and he can move on.”
Parise is the fifth player born in Minnesota with 700 career points, and his 339 career goals are the most among active American-born players.
“It’s always nice to hit milestones,” Parise said.
Bruins: Goaltender Tuukka Rask has been granted a leave of absence from the team for a personal matter.