The Detroit Red Wings recorded the most lopsided win in NHL history when they “outlasted” the New York Rangers 15-0 at Olympia Stadium in Detroit, on January 23, 1944.
Syd Howe (not related to Gordie) led the Wings in scoring with three goals. Howe did all of his scoring during the third period, but he was hardly alone. In addition to Howe’s contribution, Dan Grasso scored twice – in the third period. They were joined by Flash Hollett, Murray Armstrong and Carl Liscombe who all scored once – in the third period.
Armstrong also scored the first goal of game, at 2:48. Bill Quackenbush scored at 18:01, and the first period ended with the Red Wings having unmemorable lead of 2-0. Detroit didn’t score again until 8:48 of the second period. The wild rumpus really didn’t kick into high gear until the Wings next goal which came a little less than three minutes later. They scored three more times in the second period and scored eight more goals in the last period.
Red Wings goalie Connie Dion was the only Detroit player who didn’t score. His counterpart Ken McAuley, did manage 43 saves for the night.