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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; Gilmour gets 900th NHL assist

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Managing Editor


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 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," says the younger Hull, 25. "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: Memories: Hulls first father-son duo with 50 goals



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: New York Islanders forward Mike Bossy becomes the first player in NHL history to score 30 or more 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 against 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: Buffalo Sabres forward Doug Gilmour 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 assists in his career when he sets up Miroslav Satan's power-play goal at 3:43 of the third period.

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