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It’s a block party for Volchenkov: Next blocked shot will be Sens defenceman’s 1,000th

Bruce Garrioch Slam! Sports March 12, 2010

The Senators’ stay-at-home defenceman went into the game against the Flames needing one blocked shot for 1,000 in his career.

Volchenkov blocked No. 999 against the Oilers in Tuesday’s 4-1 win. The NHL started counting the statistic following the 2005-06 season. Pretty impressive numbers.

“(Volchenkov’s) a pretty special guy. He’s probably the goalie’s best friend,” Senators netminder Pascal Leclaire said before the Calgary game. “I’ve never really played with a guy like that, except Adam Foote was a little bit like that in Columbus. Those guys put their body on the line all the time.

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