Calgary Flames' Jacob Markstrom makes history on Thursday Night

Calgary Flames, Jacob Markstrom
Calgary Flames, Jacob Markstrom / Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

On Thursday night, the Calgary Flames took down the Boston Bruins in an overtime thriller that was one of the best games of their season, and while Nazem Kadri played OT hero, it was goaltender Jacob Markstrom that stole the show.

Not only was it a special night at the Scotiabank Saddledome that could be Markstrom's last if the recent trade rumours come to fruition, but it was also a special occasion making NHL history for the Swedish star.

With that win, Markstrom tallied his 211th as a goaltender in the NHL, passing Tommy Salo for second place by wins for a Swedish goaltender, with only Henrik Lundqvist ahead of him with an incredible 459 victories as a member of the New York Rangers.

Throughout his fantastic career, the 34-year old star has put together a 211-188-57 record in 471 games played, with a 2.71 GAA and a .910 save percentage over that time with the Flames, Vancouver Canucks and the Florida Panthers. While Flames social media is in full #trademarkstrom mode, it may be tough, but we should all take a step back and look at what an incredible performer he has been throughout his career.

For Calgary, Markstrom has played in 201 games, posting a 2.58 GAA and a .908 save percentage with a 101-70-25 record, and while his time with the team is likely coming to an end soon, he has put on a show seemingly every time out for the Flames this season, and he should be commended for that. He's likely never going to chase down the 459 wins that Lundqvist tallied throughout his Hall of Fame career, but there's no other Swedish goaltender that can live up to the legacy Markstrom has put together, so let's take a moment to commemorate just how good he's been throughout his career, especially as a Calgary Flame.