McDonald Scores His 500th Goal as Flames Defeat Islanders, 4-1

Associated Press

Lanny McDonald scored his 500th National Hockey League goal and Joe Nieuwendyk added his 50th goal of the season Tuesday night as the Calgary Flames beat the New York Islanders, 4-1.

McDonald’s goal, Calgary’s second of the game, came on a wrap-around move from behind the net at 10:54 of the first period.

The 36-year-old co-captain picked up a loose puck from behind the Islander net and slipped the puck past goaltender Mark Fitzpatrick.

McDonald, playing in his 1,107th NHL game, is 14th on the all-time scoring list, seven goals behind Jean Beliveau.


The Calgary fans celebrated with a three-minute standing ovation.

Earlier in the season, the 16-year veteran reached the 500-assist and 1,000-point marks.

Gary Roberts, Theoren Fleury and Joe Nieuwendyk also added goals for the Flames who picked up their 49th victory of the year, the most in club history.

Mick Vukota scored for the Islanders.