7 - Joe Malone, Quebec, January 31, 1920, at Quebec is the most in NHL history.
Joe Malone, was the greatest scorer in the early history of the NHL, Malone began playing professional hockey in 1909. He became captain and coach of the Quebec Bulldogs in 1911 and promptly led them to two consecutive Stanley Cup championships. He scored 9 goals in one of the 1913 playoff games.
After the Quebec team folded, Malone joined the Montreal Canadiens in the NHL's first season, 1917-18. He scored 5 goals in their first game and ended the season with 44 goals in 20 games. The Quebec franchise resumed play in 1919 and Malone returned to the team. On January 31, 1920, he scored 7 goals in a game, still the NHL record, and he had 6 goals in the last game of the season. He led the league for the second time with 48 points on 39 goals and 9 assists. Malone returned to Montreal for one season, went to Hamilton, Ontario, for another, then played with Montreal again in 1922-23. He retired after just nine games the following season. He played 125 regular season games in the NHL, scoring 146 goals, with 21 assists. In 9 NHL playoff games, he had 5 goals.
Most goals, one period: Max Bentley (Jan. 28, 1934), Busher Jackson (Nov. 20, 1934), Clint Smith (Mar. 4, 1945), Red Berenson (Nov. 7, 1968), Wayne Gretzky (Feb. 18, 1981), Grant Mulvey (Feb. 3, 1982), Bryan Trottier (Feb. 13, 1982), Tim Kerr (April 13, 1985), Al Secord (Jan. 7, 1987), Joe Nieuwendyk (Jan. 11, 1989), Peter Bondra (Feb. 5, 1994), Mario Lemieux (Jan. 26, 1997) all tied with 4.
The record for most goals in one period goes to the Buffalo Sabres. They scored 9 goals in the second period against the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 19, 1981
In the NHL, Wayne Gretzky with 92 in the 1981-82 season.
Marian Gaborik - Minnesota Wild * December 20, 2007 vs New York Rangers - 5 goals
Sohail Abbas holds the world record for the most goals scored in international hockey. He is reported to have scored 306 goals in his international career so far.
The player with the most goals in hockey is Wayne Gretzky. Gretzky holds a record of 894 career goals and 122 playoffs career goals for a total of 1016 goals.