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Feb. 27: Gretzky traded to Blues by Kings

Plus: Mikita scores 500th goal; Lemieux gets 1,600th point

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Feb. 27

1996: Wayne Gretzky is traded to the St. Louis Blues by the Los Angeles Kings for forwards Craig Johnson, Patrice Tardif, Roman Vopat, the Blues' first-round pick in the 1997 NHL Draft (Matt Zultek) and a fifth-round pick in the 1996 NHL Draft (Peter Hogan).

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Dec. 31: Lemieux scores goals in five different ways

Plus: Canadiens, Red Army play to 3-3 tie; Karlsson gets first hat trick for Vegas

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Memories: Lemieux gets 5 in 5

Memories: Lemieux scores 5 goals in 5 different ways

On December 31, 1988, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Mario Lemieux scored five goals in five different ways in a win against the New Jersey Devils

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Dec. 31

1988: Mario Lemieux puts on a show the likes of which no one has seen in an NHL game.

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Dec. 30: Gretzky reaches 50-goal mark in 39th game

Plus: Kings open Forum; Jagr has seven points; Brodeur sets shutout record with one team

by John Kreiser @JKreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Dec. 30

1981: Wayne Gretzky doesn't just break the record for the fastest 50 goals. He shatters it.

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Dec. 29: Richard scores 100th NHL goal

Plus: Bowman sets record for games coached; Brodeur gets final NHL shutout

by John Kreiser @JKreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Dec. 29

Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens scores two memorable goals exactly 10 years apart.

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Dec. 28: Richard scores five goals, sets NHL record with eight points

Plus: Hall of Famer Sawchuk born; Soviet Red Army tops Rangers in 'Super Series' opener

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Memories: Richard's 8-point night

Memories: Maurice Richard has an 8-point night

On December 28, 1944, Canadiens forward Maurice "Rocket" Richard made history, as he notched 8 points in a single game against the Red Wings

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Dec. 28

1944: Maurice Richard spends the afternoon moving his family from one apartment to another, then uses the evening hours to set an NHL single-game scoring record.

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Dec. 27: Lemieux returns after 44-month retirement

Plus: Hall plays first NHL game; Red Wings open Joe Louis Arena

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Dec. 27

2000: Mario Lemieux's NHL comeback is a huge success.

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Dec. 26: Fedorov scores all five goals in Red Wings' OT win

Plus: Rangers muster historic rally against Capitals; Gartner gets No. 600

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

Memories: Fedorov's 5-goal game

Memories: Sergei Fedorov tallies 5 goals in a game

On December 26, 1996, Detroit Red Wings forward Sergei Fedorov made history, as he scored 5 goals in a win against the Washington Capitals

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Dec. 26

1996: Sergei Fedorov scores all five of the Detroit Red Wings' goals, the last one at 2:39 of overtime, in a 5-4 victory against the Washington Capitals at Joe Louis Arena.

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Dec. 25: Howe celebrates Christmas with six-point game

Plus: Delvecchio passes Richard on scoring list; NHL plays on Dec. 25 for final time in 1971

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Dec. 25

1956: Gordie Howe celebrates Christmas with the biggest scoring night of his NHL career.

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Dec. 24: Canadiens, Rangers play 0-0 tie on Christmas Eve

Plus: Broadbent begins 16-game goal streak; Kings win last NHL game on Dec. 24

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Dec. 24

1949: The Montreal Canadiens and New York Rangers stage one of the best goaltending duels in NHL history when Bill Durnan of the Canadiens and Chuck Rayner of the Rangers match saves for 60 minutes in a 0-0 tie at the Forum.

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Dec. 23: Trottier scores NHL-record six points in one period

Plus: Jets end 30-game winless streak; Gretzky passes Hull on goal-scoring list

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Dec. 23

1978: Bryan Trottier sets an NHL record with six points in the second period and finishes the game with five goals and three assists in the New York Islanders' 9-4 victory against the New York Rangers at Nassau Coliseum.

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