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50 years ago today...

Red Berenson scored six goals in an 8-0 rout of the Philadelphia Flyers

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - On this day 50 years ago, Blues forward Red Berenson recorded six goals, one assist, 10 shots on goal and a plus-7 rating in an 8-0 rout of the Philadelphia Flyers.

"I can tell you I probably had better games, but just didn't have the numbers, the statistics, the goals to show for it," Berenson told "You have good games, but sometimes they don't show up on the scoreboard. That game showed up on the scoreboard."

Berenson's six-goal game remains a Blues franchise record for most goals by one player in a game, and it also still stands as an NHL record for the most goals scored by one player in a road game. Hockey legends such as Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Brett Hull never accomplished Berenson's feat.

Video: Berenson reflects on six-goal game from 50 years ago

Berenson went on to finish that season with 35 goals and 82 points, helping the Blues to their second consecutive Stanley Cup Final. He played in multiple stints with St. Louis, including the final three seasons of his career, totaling 172 goals and 240 assists (412 points) in 519 games as a Blue.

Berenson also served as a head coach for the Blues for 204 games.

"The Red Baron," as he was affectionately known in St. Louis, played in 987 NHL games overall, posting 261 goals and 397 assists (658 points).

SOUNDCLOUD: Listen to legendary broadcaster Dan Kelly's call of Berenson's big night on KMOX

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