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Habs working on second 20K

Canadiens have scored 20,000 regular season goals.

Habs working on second 20K

Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban (76) celebrates scoring a<br />goal against the New York Islanders in the second period of an NHL<br />hockey game at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, March<br />5, 2013. (Paul J. Bereswill/AP)
Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban (76) celebrates scoring a goal against the New York Islanders in the second period of an NHL hockey game at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., Tuesday, March 5, 2013. (Paul J. Bereswill/AP)

The Montreal Canadiens enter play Thursday night having scored exactly 20,000 regular season goals in their history, tops among the NHL's Original Six clubs. The Flyers and Penguins, who face each other Thursday night, and Nos. 1 and 2 among the six clubs that joined the league for the 1967 expansion.

Here are the all-time regular season goal totals for those 12 franchises (*defunct; includes Cleveland Barons):

 Team  Goals  Team  Goals
 Canadiens  20,000     Flyers  11,851   
 Bruins  19,169  Penguins  11,828
 Maple Leafs      18,925  Kings  11,366
 Red Wings  18,448  Blues  10,940
 Rangers  18,135  North Stars/Stars      10,874
 Blackhawks  17,613  *Golden Seals    2,296
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