2024 NHL Playoffs: Adam Henrique Sets Record for Longest Gap Between Playoff Goals

Adam Henrique scored a goal in the Edmonton Oilers’ 7-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings, setting an NHL record for the longest span between playoff goals at 4,333 days since his last goal in the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals.


Adam Henrique made waves in the hockey world last night. He scored a pivotal first-period goal in the Edmonton Oilers’ 7-4 victory over the Los Angeles Kings. This wasn’t just any game. It was Game 1 of their opening-round series.

By doing so, Henrique shattered an NHL record. The gap between playoff goals for him? A whopping 4,333 days. His last goal lit up the scoreboard in Game 4 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals. Back then, he was donning a New Jersey Devils jersey.

Before Henrique, Craig Ludwig held the record. The former Montreal Canadiens forward had 4,079 days between his playoff goals. That’s quite the stretch, huh?

Henrique’s performance on Monday was noteworthy. Not only did he score, but he also added an assist. All this in just 13:52 of ice time. His goal at 9:36 in the first period pushed the Oilers ahead, 2-0.

It’s been a long road for Henrique. Since the 2012 playoffs, he’s had a sparse postseason presence. His only other appearance was with the Anaheim Ducks in the 2017-18 season. Unfortunately, they were swept by the San Jose Sharks right out of the gate.

March brought a new chapter for Henrique. The Ducks traded him to the Oilers. This move bolstered Edmonton’s center lineup significantly. During the 2023-24 season, Henrique was on fire. Splitting his time between the Ducks and Oilers, he racked up 24 goals and 27 assists.

Quite the journey, right?

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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