United States forward Hilary Knight set a record for all-time career points in the women’s world hockey championship with a goal and an assist in her team’s 12-1 win over Hungary in a quarterfinal Thursday.
After what appeared to be a record-clinching second assist of the second period, Knight was mobbed by her teammates near the U.S. bench in celebration.
Scorers eventually assigned one of her assists to a teammate later in the game, but Knight’s goal early in the third period ensured the record was hers.
Knight, playing in her 12th world championship, also increased her all-time record for goals in the tournament to 51.
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She’s won seven world championships and an Olympic gold medal in 2018 during her 16-year career with the U.S. women.
She passed two Hockey Hall of Famers on the all-time points list during the tournament as Canada’s Jayna Hefford ranked second with 83.
Wickenheiser appeared in 13 world championships and Hefford in 12.