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Mikita joins NHL's 500-goal club

Updated: February 27, 2003, 4:42 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Feb. 27, 1977

Stalled at 499 goals for the past two games, Chicago center Stan Mikita wants to score his milestone 500th before the hometown fans. After tonight's game against Vancouver, the Blackhawks start a six-game road trip. Feeling edgy and "tight as a drum," Mikita arrives at Chicago Stadium at 3 p.m. "so I wouldn't be home yelling at my wife and kids."

With 6:04 left in the third period, it's 14,500 fans at the arena doing the yelling. The 18-year veteran has just scored ...

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