Most goals ever scored in a recorded hockey game?

Hockey has been played for over 100 years in many countries, many leagues and at various levels of competition. One would have to check the records of every league and game played from the very beginning, a virtual impossibility!

However, in the NHL itself, the record for most goals in one game is 21. It has happened twice. first on Jan.10, 1920 when Montreal defeated Toronto St. Patricks 14-7 and again on Dec. 11, 1985 when Edmonton Oilers beat Chicago Blackhawks 12-9.