On This Date 12/14/1997

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Mike Gartner, finishing his career with the Phoenix Coyotes, becomes the fifth member of the NHL’s 700-goal club. Gartner nets his 700th career goal midway through the first period against the Detroit Red Wings. He would add a second goal late in the third period. The second goal tied the game with just under five minutes left. The game would end with a 3-3 tie, at America West Arena in Phoenix. Mike Gartner would end his 20-year career with 708 career goals, currently ranking eighth all-time.