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Monday, November 01, 2010

Frans Nielsen's place in history

Frans Nielsen is now part of the NHL history books -- With help from SIHR, I have confirmed that Saturday marked the first time in NHL history that 4 players scored on a penalty shot on the same day.
Most Penalty Shot Goals, One Day--
4 - October 30, 2010

1 David Steckel WASHINGTON Goal Henrik Karlsson CALGARY   WSH 7 @ CGY 2

2 Frans Nielsen NY ISLANDERS Goal Sergei Bobrovsky PHILADELPHIA  NYI 1 @ PHI 6

3 David Booth FLORIDA Goal Carey Price MONTREAL  FLA 3 @ MTL 1

4 Ryan Callahan NY RANGERS Goal Jean-Sebastien Giguere TORONTO  NYR 2 @ TOR 0

Nielsen may also be the 1st player to score on a penalty shot and draw a misconduct penalty for being assaulted off a face-off that cause the opponent to be suspended for three games, but that's another story. It's the only penalty Nielsen has taken this season.


Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: forever1940.blogspot.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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