Today’s NHL Scores
What is the highest NHL score ever?
The late ’70s and early ’80s provided some of the best-scoring games in NHL history.
There are two tied games at the top of the standings when it comes to the most missing defense and goalkeeping encounters in the history of the league. The first came in February 1977 when the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Chicago Blackhawks 10-8 in a game that saw half the points scored in the last period.
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Quebec Nordic City — or the current Colorado Avalanche — and Washington Capitals match that total in the same month, but in 1981 when the Canadian team beat the capital 11-8.
How many goals did Wayne Gretzky score in the NHL?
Arguably Wayne Gretzky is the greatest athlete to lace up skates and put a hockey stick onto a puck. During his legendary career in the sport that included stints with the Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues and New York Rangers, the hockey icon scored a staggering 894 goals.
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However, what makes “The Great One” so great is the fact that he was a good passer as well as a goal scorer. The Canadian sports icon also had 1,963 assists, which helped bring his career total score to 2,857.
Who has scored the most goals in the National Hockey League?
Wayne Gretzky hasn’t been called “The Great” without reason. He was really the best player to ever do that. Some would argue about how good a defensive player he was, and was not known to be the most physical player on the ice during his day, but the stats don’t lie about his brilliance as a player.
Gretsky’s 894 goals is the highest in the league’s history. It’s 100 more goals than second-placed player, Jaromir Jäger, and 766. The Edmonton Oilers greats also have the most assists and points in National Hockey League history, too.
How many NHL players have scored 500 goals?
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In total, 46 players in NHL history have reached the legendary 500-goal mark during their periods in the league. Many on the list are current Hall-of-Famers, including Mark Messier, Phil Esposito, and Steve Yzerman.
Pittsburgh Penguins legend Sidney Crosby and the great Alex Ovechkin of Pittsburgh are two of the few players in the 500-team club who are still active in the league.
Who is the first National Hockey League goalkeeper to score a goal?
Goalkeepers are an important part of any NHL roster. They are the players who can take on the game on their own and carry a team on their back to the Finals and even the NHL Championships. There are many athletes like Patrick Roy, Dominic Hasek and Henrik Lundqvist who would go on to be some of the greatest watchers of all time.
However, few of the goalkeeper’s greats have ever achieved the Holy Grail in goalkeepers and actually scored a goal. However, only one man can truly claim in the historical moment for being the first goalkeeper to be truly credited with scoring a goal on the opposing team.
In November of 1979 the great New Yorker Billy Smith made history when he was the first goalkeeper to be credited with a score in a game against the then Colorado Rockies. Philadelphia Flyers star Ron Hextal was the second man to achieve the feat and the first to do so from a real shot.