That’s just one of the remarkable stats from Grand Rapids’ historic 10-8 win at Chicago on Saturday, the AHL’s highest-scoring game since March 29, 1996. If you’ve got four minutes to spare, you can watch highlights of every goal here. Disclaimer: Video is not suitable for the faint of heart, official scorers, or goaltending coaches.
Tatar’s seven-point night (2 goals, 5 assists) broke the Griffins’ single-game points record of six, set by Kip Miller on Jan. 10, 2002 at – where else? – Allstate Arena. He also tied franchise records for points and assists in a period (4 and 3, during the second stanza), along with assists in a game. Willie Coetzee was originally credited with three assists during the middle period as well, but a post-game scoring change erased his name from the club’s record books.
As a team, the Griffins set records for goals in a period (7) and goals in a road game while equalling their overall mark for goals in a game. Meanwhile, the Wolves established their own dubious marks for goals allowed in a period and a game.
The Griffins set another franchise record earlier last week, during Wednesday’s 3-1 loss at Toronto, when they were whistled off for a franchise-record 112 penalty minutes, breaking the mark of 104 that was set 13 seasons ago (April 11, 1998 versus Quebec). An entertaining video of the fisticuffs can be found here. The game’s combined 218 PIM, which also set a Griffins record, included 184 PIM during the third period (96 for Grand Rapids, 88 for Toronto), when three players from each squad received game misconducts.
Grand Rapids now leads the AHL in both PIM (531) and game misconducts (6). So much for peace on Earth and goodwill toward all.
Today’s Griffins links:
- No reward against Rivermen (Griffins)
- Tatar adds sauce to Griffins’ record-setting win (Griffins)
- ‘Hogs slip past Griffins in shootout (Griffins)
- Griffins’ offense stagnant at home against Peoria after record night (MLive)
- Griffins come out on top of 18-goal game vs. Wolves (MLive)
- Griffins rally but fall to IceHogs in shootout, 3-2 (MLive)
- Video: ‘Getting to know the Griffins,’ Episode 4: Defenseman Greg Amadio (MLive)
- Wolves surrender team-record 10 goals in loss (Chicago Breaking Sports)
- Rivermen rally past Griffins 3-2 (Griffins Central)
- Video: Griffins v IceHogs (Fox 17)
- Victory marks end of 10-game road trip (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
- Trio of goals in third ice Rampage (San Antonio Express News)
Alumni news and notes:
Video: Howard shows off the split (Detroit Red Wings)
Video: Avery and Tootoo scrap (NHL)
Red Wings’ Justin Abdelkader impresses as a sub for injured Mike Modano (Detroit Free Press)
- Wings Jiri Hudler top candidate to fill in for Modano (Detroit News)
- Red Wings’ Todd Bertuzzi, Valtteri Filppula reverse roles in wins over Blue Jackets (MLive)
- Jimmy Howard’s strong performance leads Red Wings past Blue Jackets, 2-1 (MLive)
- Red Wings’ Chris Chelios says he’s staying put (MLive)
- Jiri Hudler returns to the lineup for Red Wings, who look to tighten up defensively (MLive)
- Red Wings rookie Jakub Kindl remains idle (MLive)
Video – NHL alumni goals:
- DET Valtteri Filppula – Nov. 28 vs. CBJ
- DET Darren Helm – Nov. 28 vs. CBJ
- DET Niklas Kronwall – Nov. 28 vs. CBJ
- DET Valtteri Filppula – Nov. 26 at CBJ
- PHI Ville Leino – Nov. 24 at MIN