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Most EN goals in a game?

The obvious guess would be 2. Anyone know the answer to this?

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The Blackhawks nailed the habs once for at least 3 or 4 iirc, the habs needed to score at least 5 goals to make it to the playoffs, I can't recall the year though

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I think that was spring 1970. iirc correctly that Rangers played Detroit the final game of the season and Montreal played Chicago (or some such). It was a total goal deal and Detroit rested a bunch of guys so the Rangers won and by a good margin.

So the Habs had to score a certain number of goals in order to make the playoffs and the final score didn't matter. The memory blurs but it was something like that.

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It's described in Dick Irvin's book, "My 26 Stanley Cups". The Rangers and Habs were tied before Montreal's last game and Montreal could make the playoffs by a win/tie or by scoring five goals (the Rangers finished their regular season first). Total goals scored was the tie breaker.

Chicago, with rookie Tony Esposito in net, needed a win to secure first place. In the third period, with 9:16 left, the Hawks were up 5-2 and the Habs knew they couldn't win or tie so they pulled the goalie (Vachon) in an attempt to score the five needed goals.

It didn't quite turn out that way. Chicago scored *five* empty net goals and won 10-2. No playoffs for the Habs that year.

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It's described in Dick Irvin's book, "My 26 Stanley Cups". The Rangers and Habs were tied before Montreal's last game and Montreal could make the playoffs by a win/tie or by scoring five goals (the Rangers finished their regular season first). Total goals scored was the tie breaker.

Chicago, with rookie Tony Esposito in net, needed a win to secure first place. In the third period, with 9:16 left, the Hawks were up 5-2 and the Habs knew they couldn't win or tie so they pulled the goalie (Vachon) in an attempt to score the five needed goals.

It didn't quite turn out that way. Chicago scored *five* empty net goals and won 10-2. No playoffs for the Habs that year.
Thank you very much.

If something like that happened today it would be the end of HFboards as we know it. Have the tiebreaking rules been changed since then?

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Thank you very much.

If something like that happened today it would be the end of HFboards as we know it. Have the tiebreaking rules been changed since then?
Pretty sure it goes by goal differential now instead of goals scored, so a stunt like that one wouldn't really help a team anymore.

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Pretty sure it goes by goal differential now instead of goals scored, so a stunt like that one wouldn't really help a team anymore.
As a direct result of that game, the tiebreaker rule was amended for the following season.

I was listening to the game that night on the radio (I followed the Habs at the time). The Habs had not missed the playoffs in eons and all they needed was a tie to make the playoffs. Once it became obvious they would lose the game, they pulled their goaler in a effort to reach the next tiebreaker. The Hawks had a great team at that time though and the Habs were doomed. I believe that was the season Tony Esposito got 15 shutouts. I believe that Habs team may still hold the record for the most points in a season for a non playoff team. (unless some team has passed it in the last few years thanks to the extra points awarded for losses).


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As a direct result of that game, the tiebreaker rule was amended for the following season.

I was listening to the game that night on the radio (I followed the Habs at the time). The Habs had not missed the playoffs in eons and all they needed was a tie to make the playoffs. Once it became obvious they would lose the game, they pulled their goaler in a effort to reach the next tiebreaker. The Hawks had a great team at that time though and the Habs were doomed. I believe that was the season Tony Esposito got 15 shutouts. I believe that Habs team may still hold the record for the most points in a season for a non playoff team. (unless some team has passed it in the last few years thanks to the extra points awarded for losses).
I remember the 70 fiasco very well. The most delightful part of it was Montreal mising the playoffs. From 68 thu 70, some very good teams missed the playoffs due to the expansion teams having their own division & playoffs.

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Colorado holds the records for most points and no playoffs, setting it with 95 last year and finishing 9th in the West.

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Colorado holds the records for most points and no playoffs, setting it with 95 last year and finishing 9th in the West.
I knew that record would eventually fall once they started awarding three points in many games. It distorts all time points records.

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I think that was spring 1970. iirc correctly that Rangers played Detroit the final game of the season and Montreal played Chicago (or some such). It was a total goal deal and Detroit rested a bunch of guys so the Rangers won and by a good margin.

So the Habs had to score a certain number of goals in order to make the playoffs and the final score didn't matter. The memory blurs but it was something like that.
It was Montreal versus Chicago. I remember seeing the game on Sunday afternoon television. If memory serves Chicago got four or five empty net goals, and Montreal missed the playoffs anyway despite the unorthodox move. Never saw anything like it before or since.

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Man the memories flood back reading the account above. There was holy hell about it to iirc because players were rested and blah blah blah but as a Bruins fan I was happy all summer PLUS the Habs missed the playoffs and THAT was like no snow at Christmas.

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