Goal horns got a workout on Wednesday night in the NHL.
The three home teams, the Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings and Anaheim Ducks, combined for 18 goals, with the Red Wings scoring eight of them.
The Red Wings, who defeated the Calgary Flames 8-2, scored eight goals in a game for the first time since an 8-3 victory against the Vancouver Canucks on Feb. 24, 2013.
It was the eighth time this season (277 games) a team has scored at least eight times in a game. The last time there were at least eight games in which a team scored at least eight goals through the first 277 games was the 2005-06 season, when it happened nine times.
In Chicago, Artem Anisimov scored three goals in the third period of the Blackhawks' 6-3 win against the New York Rangers.
It was the first NHL hat trick for Anisimov, who became the first Blackhawks player to score three goals in a period since Ryan Hartman did it against the Nashville Predators on Jan. 8, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. He also become the seventh Blackhawks player in the NHL expansion era (since 1967-68) with a hat trick against the Rangers.
It was the 20th hat trick in the NHL this season. The last season to have at least 20 hat tricks through the first 277 games was 24 in 2010-11.
In the Ducks' 4-2 win against the Boston Bruins, Antoine Vermette had an assist in his 1,000th NHL game, becoming the 17th active player to reach the 1,000-game milestone.
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Gibson stacks the pads to rob Nash
Ducks goalie John Gibson stacked the pads and flashed his glove to rob Riley Nash of the Boston Bruins.
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Wild turn children into all-stars
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Larkin's highlight-reel shorty
Dylan Larkin's shorthanded goal capped a four-goal first period for the Red Wings in their 8-2 win against the Flames.
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Subban debuts new mask after return to practice
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