Most Goals Scored in NHL Game Best 8 Goals Scored in a Single Match
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The NHL’s Most Exciting Game Yet: 8 Goals Scored in a Single Match
The NHL’s most recent match between the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Islanders was the best of the year so far, with 8 goals scored in one single game!
It was truly an amazing spectacle to watch, but it raises questions about how exactly it happened and what made it so exciting in the first place. Let’s take a look at some of the key factors contributing to this record-breaking game.
How many goals were really scored?
It might be easy to think that eight goals is an absurd number to score over six periods of hockey, but it’s actually not. According to statistics gathered by Hockey Reference, 18 games have ended with at least that many goals scored; with five of those coming from just last season alone.
In fact, over half of all overtime matches have seen at least eight goals scored. The most recent example was November 16th, 2016, when the Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames played a 3-on-3 match for just under 60 minutes before Nick Lidstrom put home his second goal of the night.
Fast Start for Panthers Leads to Victory
The Florida Panthers beat division rival Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 5-3, taking advantage of an early 2-0 lead and riding that to victory. The Lightning is currently 12th in their conference and desperately needs wins, making today’s loss to Florida all the more painful.
Though Miami has struggled as of late (losing 6 of their last 7 games), expect them to turn things around soon, using these recent performances as a stepping stone for future success. But for now, Florida is enjoying their biggest win in franchise history—and surely hopes to see many more like it moving forward.
Kings Drop 2 Points Against Predators
The Los Angeles Kings and Nashville Predators both scored eight goals during their matchup on Saturday night. It’s believed to be one of, if not the most, exciting hockey games ever played by two professional teams. Each team tied their franchise record for most goals scored in a single game, setting several records throughout a fiercely competitive 60 minutes of play.
Unfortunately for Kings fans, who were hoping for at least two points following an overtime loss against Colorado on Friday night, they ultimately dropped 2 points with their 8-8 tie against Nashville. They now sit 3rd place behind Anaheim and Dallas as all three teams hold 76 points with 20 games left to play before playoffs begin.
Bruins Rookies Score Six Times, Win on Last Shot
Last Thursday night, American hockey fans were treated to an incredible game between two of their nation’s biggest teams: The Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals. And what a game it was. With 35 seconds left on the clock, David Pastrnak scored his second goal of the night to give Boston a 4-3 lead.
That’s when things got even crazier; with just over 20 seconds remaining, three goals were scored in less than 30 seconds before Antoni Niemi finally stopped Alex Ovechkin’s shot at victory—with only 16 seconds remaining! Boston won their 10th consecutive match (in regulation time) and is now ranked fourth overall in all of North America.
Habs Get 3 from Pacioretty, Defeat Maple Leafs
The Habs’ left-winger, Pacioretty, opened the scoring for Montreal with two back-to-back goals in under 2 minutes. The first one was a tap-in pass from P.K. Subban at 1:50; however, it took nearly another full minute before he scored his second goal by following up on Alex Galchenyuk’s shot that hit off James van Riemsdyk’s body.
In other news, Joffrey Lupul scored twice for Toronto and goalie Jonathan Bernier made 29 saves but still lost to his former team 3–2. The home win was Montreal’s 30th of the season, which tied them with Pittsburgh for the best record in the league… until they played their next game anyway.
Ovechkin Gets Hat Trick as Capitals Fly Past Islanders
The Washington Capitals came into Barclays Center on Thursday night with a chance to clinch a spot in next year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs. They did just that, beating the New York Islanders by an eight-goal margin. Alex Ovechkin scored three times for Washington, and Evgeny Kuznetsov added two goals of his own as well.
Nicklas Backstrom chipped in with four assists, and he assisted on one of Kuznetsov’s goals, giving him at least one assist for his league-leading 59th point of 2017-18. Braden Holtby earned his 24th win of the season by stopping 33 shots.
Karlsson Scores Twice, Sharks Hold On For 6-5 Win Over Wild
Sharks goalie Martin Jones stopped 32 shots, while Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson scored two goals each to lead San Jose to a 6-5 win over Minnesota at SAP Center. With five total goals, Burns earned First Star of the Game honors and was followed by linemate Evander Kane with an assist on four of those scores.
In his third game back from injury, Matt Hendricks chipped in three assists for Minnesota. Marcus Foligno provided Minnesota’s offensive spark with two goals and one assist, while Mikael Granlund led all skaters with five shots on goal despite going scoreless.
Lightning Pummel Blue Jackets 7-2, Miller Surrenders Five Goals on 25 Shots
The Tampa Bay Lightning used an electrifying third period to pummel one of the best teams in hockey 7-2 on Sunday night. The Lightning has now won four straight, and goaltender Ben Bishop has stopped 132 of 135 shots over that stretch.
Although it seems as though Steven Stamkos is going to score 40 goals, Victor Hedman and Valtteri Filppula might prove to be more valuable fantasy options for owners looking for solid point totals.
Filppula has points in six straight games and is up to 36 on the season, while Hedman has five points over his last three games and is at 28 on the year with 10 assists…potential Calder Trophy candidate Ondrej Palat scored his seventh goal of…