Originally posted on Inside Smashville  |  Last updated 4/1/12

After the Nashville Predators posted its 500th franchise win on Friday night, another milestone was reached Saturday in the Predators 5-4 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. Center David Legwand picked up his 500th career NHL point.

The Predators first ever draft pick assisted on two goals to become the first player in franchise history to post 500 career points with 187 goals and 313 assists.

Legwand assisted on Nashville’s third and fourth goals on Saturday, both in the third period, to erase a four-goal deficit. With the game tied at 4-4, Brent Seabrook scored for the Blackhawks, giving Chicago the lead that they would not relinquish.

After the Predators 5-4 loss to the Blackhawks, Legwand downplayed the accomplishment when asked whether it was frustrating to get his 500th point while losing the contest. Legwand decided to focus on the upcoming schedule.

“You want to win every game. It didn’t happen tonight so we need to regroup and be ready for Tuesday.  Hopefully we can get the 501st win. That is our big thing right now, get to that 100-point barrier and move on from there.”

Legwand’s teammates were more forthcoming about the milestone.  

“It is a great accomplishment for this franchise and for David and I can just congratulate him,” Martin Erat said after the game.

“That is an amazing feat, and all with one team. He has been with this franchise since day one. It is great to see that and it is great for him. I just wish we could have pulled out the win,” defenseman Kevin Klein added.

Head Coach Barry Trotz also weighed in on the accomplishment.

“That’s great. He has been here as long as I have, almost. He’s been a point producer for us and a big part of our success over the years. I’m really happy for David,” he said.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Divac makes bold promise after trading DeMarcus Cousins

Popovich praises Magic, wishes him well with Lakers

Report: Andrew Bogut likely to join Cavs after buyout

Report: Broncos expected to 'at least discuss' Romo

Report: Raiders don't expect to keep Latavius Murray

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Josh Hamilton needs another knee operation

Ball's father says comment about Lakers was misquoted

Revis hints he is open to taking significant pay cut

Several NBA executives have concerns about Lonzo Ball’s father

Kim Mulkey gives awful post-game speech about Baylor scandal

Bill Walton goes shirtless during ESPN broadcast to the dismay of one woman

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Box Score 2/24: A night of NBA disrespect

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

The Aesthetic: Pushing the boundaries of the three-pointer

NBA coaches who should be fired soon

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Top 10 shortstops in baseball for 2017

The most dangerous NBA teams flying under the radar

Eat, Drink, Watch: Your award-worthy weekend planning guide

Grading the NBA trade deadline on the Vince Carter scale

Streaming sports docuseries you don't want to miss

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

The 'Pete Rose instead of Kareem? Surely, you can't be serious' quiz

Teams that can prevent a Cavs-Warriors NBA Finals three-peat

The NFL off-season is a passer’s fancy

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher who has recorded 10 or more shutouts in a single season

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker