What are some of the most surprising hockey stats you've come across over the years? Here are a fewto get things started: 1. Mario Lemieux, despite having been around the NHL scene for over 2 decades, and having had one of the greatest NHL careers ever, has only played in 889 NHL regular season games, or about the same amount as a Chris Gratton. 2. The fastest two goals scored at the beginning of a period is 4 seconds, shared by Claude Provost and Denis Savard. Kind of makes you wonder how distracted the opposing team and goalie must have been for something as incredible 3. Glenn Hall's 502 straight games. How did this guy manage to stay healthy enough in equipment that were undersized, overweight, and without a mask to play every game for so long? It's just incredible.