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Number To Know: Record-Breaking Game-Winning Goals

Today's Number To Know looks at game-winning goals.

Elias Lindholm has four career game-winning goals.
Elias Lindholm has four career game-winning goals.
Jamie Kellner
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4 — Game-winning goals for Elias Lindholm, the most of any Swedish player in Hurricanes/Whalers franchise history, after the 19-year-old winger was credited with the deciding tally in Sunday’s win over the Kings. Lindholm accomplished the feat in just 68 career games, surpassing longtime Carolina defenseman Niclas Wallin (517 games) and former Whalers Ulf Samuelsson (463 games) and Mikael Andersson (165 games), who all had three game-winners with the franchise.

The team has had just 10 Swedish players in its history, all defensemen or forwards, and only five since moving to North Carolina: Lindholm, Wallin, Victor Rask, Tommy Westlund and Niklas Nordgren. Lindholm is also the first and only Swede to score a power play goal for the Hurricanes, having registered four in his career (three behind franchise-leader Michael Nylander).

Ron Francis is first in franchise history with 57 game-winning goals (40 with Hartford, 17 with Carolina), and Eric Staal is first since the franchise relocated with 43.