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

Plus: Bobby Hull earns 26th hat trick; Gilmour gets 900th NHL assist

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

Memories: Hull scores 50th goal

Memories: Hulls first father-son duo with 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 the younger half of the first father-son combination in NHL history to have 50 goals in a season when he scores at 5:55 of the third period the St. Louis Blues' 6-4 victory against the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs.

The 25-year-old son of Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Hull gets his 50th goal of the 1989-90 season when he beats Toronto goalie 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," says the younger Hull. "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."

 

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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 and assists on four of Getliffe's goals.

 

1971: Bobby Hull scores three goals for his 26th NHL hat trick, tying Maurice Richard's League 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.

Video: Bobby Hull used slap shot to win three scoring titles

On the same night, Phil Esposito scores a goal and assists on two others in the 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 plays 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 at least 30 goals in each of his first 10 seasons. He scores No. 30 of the 1986-87 season, his last in the NHL, during a 3-3 tie with the Edmonton Oilers at Northlands Coliseum.

Video: Mike Bossy had record nine straight 50-goal seasons

 

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.

 

2001: Doug Gilmour of the Sabres earns his 900th NHL assist in a 6-3 win against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden. Gilmour became the 13th player in NHL history to have 900 career assists when he sets up a power-play goal by Miroslav Satan at 3:43 of the third period.

 

2018: Tuukka Rask makes 26 saves for the Bruins in a 3-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena, extending his streak of earning at least one point to 21 games (19-0-2). He is the 11th different goaltender in NHL history to earn at least one point in 21 consecutive decisions.

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