-- In the National Hockey League's 90 seasons of NHL play, only 42 men have scored five goals in one game. Thursday night, Minnesota right wing Marian Gaborik
became the first player in more than a decade to achieve that distinction, lifting the Wild to a 6-3 victory over the New York Rangers
at Xcel Energy Center.
Gaborik scored one goal in the opening period and two in each of the second and third, becoming the first player to tally five times in one game since Detroit's Sergei Fedorov
in a 5-4 overtime victory over Washington on Dec. 26, 1996 and the first to do in regulation time since Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux
in an 8-4 victory over St. Louis on March 26, 1996.
Gaborik, 25, has tallied 30 or more goals in four of the past five seasons and is on pace to do so again in 2007-08 with a club-leading 18 in 29 games.
Following is a list of five-goal games in NHL history:
Player Club Date Score Goals