Onnentoivotus, Teppo!

Not only did Buffalo's Teppo Numminen become an NHL record holder for the most games played (1,252) by a European-trained player, but the defenseman also logged two assists, including the 600th point of his 18-year career, in the Sabres' 7-4 win over Carolina.

Numminen, a native of Tampere, Finland, broke the record held by countryman Jari Kurri. Besides Buffalo, Numminen has played for Dallas, Phoenix and its predecessor, the Winnipeg Jets.

The victory was historic for the Sabres, too. The team set a franchise record with its 10th consecutive road win.

By the way, onnentoivotus is Finnish for congratulations. And, no, I don't know how to pronounce it.

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Blogger Drew said...

Onnentoivotus: Pronounced ON-en-TOY-vuh-toos

I can pronounce almost any Finnish word, just don't ask me what any of them mean lol.

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