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Mike Babcock one of the winningest coaches of 1000 NHL games

His 546th win came last night - and it's a record not many have matched.

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

When Tyler Bozak scored to tie the game with just over two minutes to go, it put Mike Babcock's next win within reach. When P.A. Parenteau and James Reimer performed in the shootout, he got it.

Two games in a row, now, the Toronto Maple Leafs have overcome a third period deficit in order to come away with a victory - the second time this season. And in the process, on the night of Babcock's 1,000th NHL game coached - most with the Detroit Red Wings, but now with Toronto for the forseeable future - he recorded his 546th win.

It's the second best wins total recorded by any coach in his first 1,000 NHL games. There's only one guy who got more wins than Babcock through his first 1,000: Scotty Bowman, who beats him out with 598 victories.

True, some of Babcock's wins have come virtue of overtime and shootout wins - Bowman accomplished his feat when ties were still a thing - but not many can make the claim to have had as much success as Babcock has.