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Minnesota's Gaborik goes wild, tallies first five-goal game since 1996

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NEW YORK -- 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
Joe Malone Montreal 12/19/1917 MTL 7 at OTT 4 5
Harry Hyland Mtl. Wanderers 12/19/1917 MTLW 10 vs TOR 9 5
Joe Malone Montreal 1/12/1918 MTL 9 vs OTT 4 5
Joe Malone Montreal 2/2/1918 MTL 11 vs TOR 2 5
Newsy Lalonde     Montreal 1/11/1919 MTL 13 vs TOR 4 5
Newsy Lalonde               Montreal 1/10/1920 MTL 14 vs TOR 7 6
Joe Malone Quebec 1/31/1920 QUE 10 vs TOR 6 7
Mickey Roach Toronto 3/6/1920 TOR 11 vs QUE 2 5
Joe Malone Quebec 3/10/1920 QUE 10 vs OTT 4 6
Corb Denneny Toronto 1/26/1921 TOR 10 vs HAM 3 6
Newsy Lalonde Montreal 2/16/1921 MTL 10 vs HAM 5 5
Cy Denneny Ottawa 3/7/1921 OTT 12 vs HAM 5 6
Babe Dye Toronto 12/16/1922 TOR 7 vs MTL 2 5
Red Green Hamilton 12/5/1924 HAM 10 at TOR 3 5
Babe Dye Toronto 12/22/1924 TOR 10 at BOS 1 5
Punch Broadbent Mtl. Maroons 1/7/1925 MTLM 6 at HAM 2 5
Pit Lepine Montreal 12/14/1929 MTL 6 vs OTT 4 5
Howie Morenz Montreal 3/18/1930 MTL 8 vs NYA 3 5
Charlie Conacher Toronto 1/19/1932 TOR 11 vs NYA 3 5
Ray Getliffe Montreal 2/6/1943 MTL 8 vs BOS 3 5
Syd Howe Detroit 2/3/1944 DET 12 vs NYR 2 6
Maurice Richard Montreal 12/28/1944 MTL 9 vs DET 1 5
Howie Meeker Toronto 1/8/1947 TOR 10 vs CHI 4 5
Bernie Geoffrion Montreal 2/19/1955 MTL 10 vs NYR 2 5
Bobby Rousseau Montreal 2/1/1964 MTL 9 vs DET 3 5
Red Berenson St. Louis 11/7/1968 STL 8 at PHI 0 6
Yvan Cournoyer Montreal 2/15/1975 MTL 12 vs CHI 3 5
Darryl Sittler Toronto 2/7/1976 TOR 11 vs BOS 4 6
Don Murdoch NY Rangers 10/12/1976 NYR 10 at MIN 4 5
Ian Turnbull Toronto 2/2/1977 TOR 9 vs DET 1 5
Bryan Trottier NY Islanders 12/23/1978 NYI 9 vs NYR 4 5
Tim Young Minnesota 1/15/1979 MIN 8 at NYR 1 5
John Tonelli NY Islanders 1/6/1981 NYI 6 vs TOR 3 5
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton 2/18/1981 EDM 9 vs STL 2 5
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton 12/30/1981 EDM 7 vs PHI 5 5
Grant Mulvey Chicago 2/3/1982 CHI 9 vs STL 5 5
Bryan Trottier NY Islanders 2/13/1982 NYI 8 vs PHI 2 5
Willy Lindstrom Winnipeg 3/2/1982 WPG 7 at PHI 6 5
Mark Pavelich NY Rangers 2/23/1983 NYR 11 vs HFD 3 5
Jari Kurri Edmonton 11/19/1983 EDM 13 vs NJ 4 5
Bengt Gustafsson Washington 1/8/1984 WSH 7 at PHI 1 5
Pat Hughes Edmonton 2/3/1984 EDM 10 vs CGY 5 5
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton 12/15/1984 EDM 8 at STL 2 5
Dave Andreychuk Buffalo 2/6/1986 BUF 8 at BOS 6 5
Wayne Gretzky Edmonton 12/6/1987 EDM 10 vs MIN 4 5
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh 12/31/1988 PIT 8 vs NJ 6 5
Joe Nieuwendyk Calgary 1/11/1989 CGY 8 vs WPG 3 5
Mats Sundin Quebec 3/5/1992 QUE 10 at HFD 4 5
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh 4/9/1993 PIT 10 at NYR 4 5
Peter Bondra Washington 2/5/1994 WSH 6 vs TB 3 5
Mike Ricci Quebec 2/17/1994 QUE 8 at SJ 2 5
Alex Zhamnov Winnipeg 4/1/1995 WPG 7 at LA 7 5
Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh 3/26/1996 PIT 8 vs STL 4 5
Sergei Fedorov Detroit 12/26/1996 DET 5 vs WSH 4 (OT) 5
Marian Gaborik Minnesota 12/20/2007 MIN 6 vs NYR 3 5

             
              

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