Francois Beauchemin celebrates 500th game with a goal

The goal put the Ducks up, 3-0, in the second against the Avs.

Other than a few stops in Toronto, Montreal and Columbus, defenseman Francois Beauchemin has played 70 percent of his career with the Anaheim Ducks. (That's 352 games, if you're wondering.) Tonight marks the 500th game of his long career, and he celebrated the occasion with a goal against the Colorado Avalanche.

The Ducks took advantage of an Avs line change, as Daniel Winnik picked up the puck off the boards and created a 3-on-2 in the Colorado zone. Meanwhile Beauchemin set himself up at the high slot and hammered the one-timer from Winnik home.

Gotta feel good for Beauchemin. I can't speak for Leafs or Ducks fans, but just as a general observer he seems like a fairly reliable guy on the blue line. He's certainly been a consistent name for the Ducks ever since he broke through back in 2007, and it seems only fitting that he notches a goal during his 500th career game with the team he helped win a Stanley Cup with.

Meanwhile that goal might've put the Avs away for good the way they've been scoring lately.

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