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15 Games Tonight

11/23/2022 at 2:02am EST

via the NHL PR department,

Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, will mark the second of five 15-game days this season and 21st in NHL history – with a turnaround of only five days since the last on Nov. 19.

15-GAME DAYS IN 2022-23

  • Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022 (idle: Coyotes and Canucks)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022 (idle: Kings and Lightning)
  • Saturday, March 11, 2023 (idle: Ducks and Flames)
  • Saturday, March 25, 2023 (idle: Coyotes and Avalanche)
  • Thursday, April 13, 2023 (idle: Flames and Islanders; final day of regular season)

* The most combined goals scored on a 15-game day is 104 (including shootout-deciding goals), a mark set April 29, 2022. That also stands as the highest goal total on any day in NHL history and is one of five to feature at least 100 tallies (regardless of game count). A full list of 100+ goal days is included here.

* There have been 23 hat tricks scored on 15-game days, including two on April 29, 2022, by StevenStamkos (3-0—3; TBL) and Cole Caufield (3-0—3; MTL). Caufield became the fifth rookie with a hat trick on a 15-game day, with the last before him also achieved by a Canadiens forward – on April 6, 2019, Ryan Poehling scored three goals in his NHL debut as Bob Cole called the final play-by-play of his half-century career.

* A player has scored four goals on a 15-game day three times: Alex Ovechkin (Oct. 7, 2017; 4-0—4 w/ WSH), Mark Jankowski (April 7, 2018; 4-0—4 w/ CGY) and Jack Eichel (Nov. 16, 2019; 4-0—4 w/ BUF).

* The most assists by a player on a 15-game day is four, achieved by five players including Charlie McAvoy (0-4—4 w/ BOS) on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. He joined Cale Makar (Nov. 16, 2019; 0-4—4 w/ COL) as the second defenseman to record four assists on a 15-game day. Makar remains the only rookie to do so.

* The most points by a player on a 15-game day is four, a feat accomplished 19 times in NHL history including twice on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, by Pavel Buchnevich (2-2—4 w/ STL) and Charlie McAvoy (0-4—4 w/ BOS).

* The most goals scored by one team on a 15-game day is 10 (including shootout-deciding goals), a mark set by the Canadiens on April 29, 2022, in a 10-2 victory against the Panthers.

* Goaltenders have combined for 40 shutouts on 15-game days (plus one team shutout), with James Reimer holding the benchmark for highest save count in one of those performances. Reimer made 38 saves Dec. 23, 2017, to backstop the Panthers to a 1-0 victory against the Senators.

* Among goaltenders to play at least one game this season, 18 have recorded a shutout on a 15-game day – with Alexandar Georgiev (32 saves w/ COL) adding his name to the list on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, and Tristan Jarry (32 saves w/ PIT) recording his second such effort (also May 1, 2021 w/ PIT). Marc-Andre Fleury leads the way with three such performances, while Darcy Kuemper and Martin Jones also have multiple. Details for every shutout on a 15-game day are below on page 5 in the PDF below.

* There has been one tandem shutout on a 15-game day, with Ben Bishop (12 saves) and Marek Schwarz (5 saves) combining for the feat in a 4-0 Blues victory against the Panthers on Oct. 25, 2008.

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