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NHL Short Notes

* The Flames established a new single-game franchise record (regular season or playoffs) with 62 shots on goal – the highest total by any team since March 21, 1991.   
 
* A game-tying goal with 37 seconds remaining in regulation from Gabriel Landeskog and the overtime winner from Cale Makar helped the Avalanche extend their home win streak to 17 games – the fifth-longest run in NHL history. 
 
* Drew Doughty is set to skate in his 1,000th NHL game when the Kings visit the Islanders on a 10-game Thursday. 

ROAD WORK AHEAD: SHOTS, SHUTOUTS AND GOALS GALORE FOR FLAMES 
Andrew Mangiapane scored his NHL-leading 18th road goal of the season and Jacob Markstrom made 23 saves in a perfect performance as the Flames (20-12-6, 46 points) logged 62 shots and skated to a six-goal victory to leapfrog the idle Stars (22-16-2, 46 points) for the final Wild Card spot in the Western Conference. 
 
* Markstrom, who recorded his NHL-leading sixth shutout of 2021-22, became the first goaltender in Flames history to record four road shutouts in a single season. The last campaign to feature a netminder post more was 2017-18 when both Andrei Vasilevskiy (6) and Pekka Rinne (5) did so. 
 
* With 62 shots on goal Wednesday, the Flames established a new single-game franchise record (regular season or playoffs). Calgary’s shot total was the most by any team in a regular-season contest in over 30 years when Boston recorded 73 on March 21, 1991. 



MAKAR NETS OVERTIME WINNER, AVALANCHE COMPLETE MULTI-GOAL COMEBACK 
Captain Gabriel Landeskog (1-12) scored the game-tying goal with 37 seconds remaining in regulation before Cale Makar (1-1—2) netted the overtime winner as the Avalanche (30-8-6, 63 points) completed a third-period, multi-goal comeback and extended their home winning streak to 17 games – the fifth longest such run in NHL history and lengthiest since the record-holding Red Wings (23 GP in 2011-12). 
 
* Makar (17-24—41 in 37 GP) and Landeskog (16-25—41 in 33 GP) became the fourth and fifth Colorado players to reach the 40-point mark this season, with Makar requiring the second-fewest games among Avalanche defensemen to do so behind only Steve Duchesne (32 GP in 1992-1993). 



* The Avalanche improved to 13-0-1 in 2022, setting a franchise mark for most wins in a single month and sit atop all teams since the turn of the calendar. With two more games scheduled in January (Jan. 28 at CHI & Jan 30 vs. BUF), Colorado can match the NHL record for most victories in a month, previously achieved by the Bruins (15 in March 2014) and Penguins (15 in March 2013). 

 
CAMPBELL SECURES FIRST 20-WIN SEASON AS MAPLE LEAFS FOIL DUCKS 
The Maple Leafs (27-10-3, 57 points) scored three power-play goals in a game for the first time since Feb. 20, 2021 as Jack Campbell (17 saves) stopped two of three shootout attempts to foil the Ducks’ comeback and reach the 20-win mark for the first time in his career. Toronto, which currently sits third in the Atlantic Division, moved within six and four points, respectively, of idle Florida (1st; 29-9-5, 63 points) and Tampa Bay (2nd; 28-10-5, 61 points), while holding three games in hand over both teams. 
 
* Campbell secured his 60th career victory and has earned 40 of those wins since joining Toronto in 2019-20 (58 GP). The Maple Leafs starter has doubled his win percentage (.689) since being traded north of the border, having amassed 20 wins in 58 appearances (.344) across his first five NHL seasons with Dallas and Los Angeles. 



STROME’S HAT TRICK IN WILD GAME VERSUS DETROIT FEATURED IN LIVE UPDATES 
The Wednesday edition of #NHLStats: Live Updates included Dylan Strome (3-1—4) scoring the first hat trick of his NHL career as the Blackhawks quelled a comeback attempt by the Red Wings to defeat Detroit in a wild game at Little Caesars Arena.  



QUICK CLICKS 
 
* Brady Tkachuk to replace Senators teammate Drake Batherson at NHL All-Star Weekend 
Patrik Allvin hired as Canucks general manager, was assistant GM with Penguins 
* Jeff Carter agrees to two-year, $6.25 million contract with Penguins 
Players, teams talk about mental health for #BellLetsTalk Day 
Aaron Dell suspended three games for actions in Sabres game 

DOUGHTY SET FOR GAME NO. 1,000 ON 10-GAME THURSDAY 
A 10-game Thursday is set to feature the three top teams in the Metropolitan Division – the Rangers (28-11-4, 60 points), Penguins (27-10-5, 59 points) and Hurricanes (28-9-2, 58 points) – all of whom are separated by just two points. 



DOUGHTY SET TO SKATE IN MILESTONE GAME, CAN JOIN ELITE COMPANY 
Drew Doughty (129-428—557 in 999 GP) is set to skate in his 1,000th NHL game and into the Kings’ record books Thursday when Los Angeles visits New York at UBS Arena. Doughty can become the first defenseman in franchise history to reach the mark and just the 10th active NHL blueliner. 

Thanks to the NHL PR department for the information above.

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