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This Date in NHL History

Feb. 6: Brett Hull joins father as 50-goal scorer

Plus: Bobby Hull earns 26th hat trick; Mike Gartner gets four goals at NHL All-Star Game

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

Memories: Hull scores 50 goals

Memories: Hull first father-son duo to net 50 goals

On February 6, 1990, Brett Hull scores his 50th goal as he and his father, Bobby, become the first father-son duo to reach the 50-goal plateau

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Feb. 6

1990: Brett Hull becomes half of the first father-son combination in NHL history to score 50 goals in a season when he scores early in the third period of the St. Louis Blues' 6-4 victory against the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs.

The son of Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Hull gets his 50th goal of the 1989-90 season when he beats Toronto goaltender Jeff Reese low to the stick side on a breakaway.

Bobby Hull, a five-time 50-goal scorer with the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1960s and '70s, is at the game.

"I wasn't really nervous until I saw him in warmups," the younger Hull says. "I said, 'Oh, no, now he put a little pressure on me. I've got to do it.' It makes it all the better that he's here."

Video: The Hulls talk about their time in the NHL

 

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1943: Elmer Lach has a Montreal Canadiens-record six assists, five of them on goals by Ray Getliffe, in an 8-3 victory against the Boston Bruins at the Forum. Montreal's Joe Benoit scores a goal and assists on four of Getliffe's goals.

 

1966: Stan Mikita, playing with a helmet for the first time in his NHL career, scores two goals and assists on Eric Nesterenko's game-winner late in the third period to help the Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 at Chicago Stadium. Mikita dons the helmet one night after he's cut on the head in a 5-2 loss to the Maple Leafs in Toronto.

Video: Stan Mikita Chicago's all-time leading scorer

 

1971: Bobby Hull scores three goals to get his 26th NHL hat trick, tying Maurice Richard's NHL record, in Chicago's 6-2 win against the Minnesota North Stars at Met Center. Younger brother Dennis Hull scores two goals and has an assist.

On the same night, Phil Esposito scores a goal and assists on two others in the Boston Bruins' 4-3 win against the Buffalo Sabres at Boston Garden. The three-point night gives Esposito back-to-back 100-point seasons. 

 

1973: Connie Madigan, 38, becomes the oldest rookie in NHL history when he suits up for the Blues in a 5-1 win against the visiting Vancouver Canucks. Madigan, a defenseman, has three assists in 20 regular-season games and no points in five playoff games for St. Louis before being sold back to San Diego of the Western Hockey League.

 

1987: Mike Bossy of the New York Islanders becomes the first player in NHL history to score 30 or more goals in each of his first 10 seasons. He scores his 30th of the season in a 3-3 tie against the Edmonton Oilers at Northlands Coliseum.

 

1993: Mike Gartner scores three times in the first period and finishes with four goals and an assist in the Wales Conference's 16-6 win against the Campbell Conference at the NHL All-Star Game in Montreal. Gartner, who takes the place of New York Rangers teammate Mark Messier, wins the MVP award after becoming the fourth player in All-Star Game history to score four goals.

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