Record-breaking Vegas lead NHL with Calgary thrashing

Las Vegas Golden Knights reclaimed top spot in the NHL standings with a 7-3 win over the Calgary Flames and set a record in the process.

Now with the most points for a team in its inaugural season (84) in NHL history, the Golden Knights’ victory puts them one point ahead of Eastern Conference leaders Tampa Bay Lightning in the current standings.

Tied at 3-3 in the second period, a goal for Alex Tuch marked the beginning of the hosts’ run to seven, which was equalled a season-high for the Nevada side.

Elsewhere, the Ottawa Senators’ clash with the Chicago Blackhawks went all the way to the seventh round of a shootout before Nick Schmaltz found the back of the net to lift the hosts to a 3-2 win over the Senators.

It was still only the second win in 11 games for Chicago, while it was the second loss in a row for Ottawa.

In Anaheim, the Ducks beat the Dallas Stars 2-0, thanks to a sterling show by Ryan Miller who made 41 saves.

Ryan Getzlaf and Hampus Lindholm scored for the Ducks, who celebrated their fourth win in a row, their longest streak of the season.