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Stars' Crawford to reach grand milestone

Updated: October 30, 2009, 9:53 AM ET
By Richard Durrett

When the puck is dropped for the opening faceoff tonight, it will be the 1,000th regular-season game that Marc Crawford has coached in the NHL.He will become the 15th coach in NHL history to do that.

"It's nice to do," Crawford said this week. "It means I've been around awhile."

Crawford has coached in Colorado, Vancouver, Los Angeles and now Dallas. He won a Stanley Cup in Colorado in 1996.

"I think he's been terrific here," general manager Joe Nieuwendyk said after Thursday's ...

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