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All NHL records in the 2023-24 season so far






The 2023-24 season has been a record breaking one to say the least. Here are some of the biggest records to have been shattered as we approach the halfway mark of the campaign.








- Most points in a single period, NHL defensemen

On December 27, Penguins' Kris Letang became the first defenseman in NHL history to record five points in a single period. This was en route to a 7-0 victory over the New York Islanders, and a six-point performance by the defenseman



- Fastest 6 goals in NHL history during the same period

The Sharks and Red Wings made history on December 7, when the unthinkable happened.


During a sequence in the second period, both teams combined for 6 goals in a span of 3:01, which is now the National Hockey League record for the fastest six goals combined by both teams in the same period (Previously held by Toronto/Montréal in 1944 in 3:15).





- Two Michigan Goals on the same night

On the NHL's final night before the holiday break (December 23), history was made.


For the first time, two Lacrosse-style, or "Michigan" goals were scored on the same night by both Trevor Zegras, and rookie sensation Connor Bedard.


  • Watch Bedard's goal here.

  • Watch Zegras' goal here.



- Fastest defenseman to 200 assists

With a three-assist performance on November 18, Makar became the fastest defenseman in NHL history to reach the 200-assist plateau, doing so in just 254 career games.


He surpassed the previous record holder Quinn Hughes, who reached 200 Assists in just 263 games last March.




- Road Win Streak to open the season

The LA Kings accomplished an NHL best 11th straight road victory when they defeated the Montreal Canadiens back on December 7. Officially setting the NHL record for longest road-win streak to open a season, previously held by the 2006-07 Buffalo Sabres (10-0-0).


Their road record currently sits at an impressive 13-3-1.



- longest season opening win streak by reigning Stanley Cup champion

Following their Stanley Cup victory in June, the Golden Knights came out guns blazing to start the season. They won an NHL best seven-straight games to open the season.


This surpassed the 1985-86 Edmonton Oilers, who previously held the record at five straight wins following a Stanley Cup victory.



- Win in regulation while trailing in the final 15 seconds of a game

On December 23, the Dallas Stars became the first team in NHL history to win a game in regulation while trailing in the final 15 seconds of the game.


Despite trailing 2-1 just moments before, the Stars managed to tie the game 2-2 with only 15 seconds remaining. They would then score just 11 seconds later to take a 3-2 lead over Nashville with just four seconds on the clock.






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