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Feb. 7: Sittler has 10-point night

Plus: Howe reaches 300 goals; Bossy gets NHL-record 33rd hat trick

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / NHL.com Managing Editor

Memories: Sittler's 10-point game

Memories: Sittler sets NHL record with 10-point game

On February 7, 1976, Darryl Sittler tallies 10 points in a single game to set a new NHL record, breaking Maurice Richard's previous record of 8

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THIS DATE IN HISTORY: Feb. 7

1976: Darryl Sittler of the Toronto Maple Leafs has the greatest single-game offensive performance in NHL history when he scores six goals and assists on four others for a 10-point night in an 11-4 victory against the Boston Bruins at Maple Leaf Gardens.

Sittler assists on first-period goals by Lanny McDonald and Ian Turnbull, scores three goals and sets up two by Borje Salming in the second and completes his historic performance by scoring three goals in the third.

The Toronto captain breaks the NHL single-game record of eight points held by Maurice Richard and Bert Olmstead.

Video: Darryl Sittler once scored 10 points in one game

 

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1933: George Hainsworth and the Montreal Canadiens defeat the Maple Leafs 2-0 at the Forum. It's Hainsworth's 71st shutout, moving him past Alec Connell for the most in NHL history.

 

1956: Gordie Howe becomes the first member of the Detroit Red Wings and the third player in NHL history to score 300 goals. He reaches the milestone with a first-period power-play goal in Detroit's 3-2 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks at Olympia Stadium. The goal comes against Al Rollins, Howe's victim on goal No. 200.

Exactly nine years later, Howe becomes the first player in NHL history to score 100 goals against every opposing team. He scores No. 100 against the Canadiens during a five-goal second period in a 6-0 victory at Olympia Stadium.

 

1971: Bobby Hull scores his 544th NHL goal, tying Maurice Richard for second in NHL history behind Howe. It's the only goal in the Chicago Blackhawks' 1-0 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Chicago Stadium. Tony Esposito makes 28 saves for his 22nd NHL shutout.

 

1985: Mike Bossy scores three goals for his NHL-record 33rd hat trick, helping the New York Islanders defeat the New York Rangers 7-5 at Nassau Coliseum. Bossy scores once in each period and breaks the record for NHL hat tricks held by Phil Esposito.

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

 

1989: Wayne Gretzky, in his first season with the Los Angeles Kings, is named MVP of the NHL All-Star Game at Northlands Coliseum in Edmonton, his home during the first nine seasons in the League. Gretzky, playing with longtime Oilers linemate Jari Kurri on his right and Kings teammate Luc Robitaille on his left, has a goal and two assists for the Campbell Conference in a 9-5 victory.

 

1995: Pittsburgh Penguins forward Joe Mullen becomes the first U.S.-born NHL player to reach 1,000 points. Mullen scores two goals and assists on two others in the Penguins' 7-3 win against the visiting Florida Panthers. He's the 42nd player in NHL history with 1,000 points.

 

1998: The NHL has its busiest day in history to that point with 13 games involving all 26 teams on the eve of the Olympic break. Scoring honors go to Valeri Bure, who gets his first NHL hat trick to help the Calgary Flames defeat the visiting Edmonton Oilers 4-2.

 

2019: The League ties a record when eight of the 14 games on the schedule are decided after regulation, matching the mark set on Feb. 22, 2007, and tied on Nov. 27, 2015. Six of the eight OT games are decided in the five-minute overtime period. Four teams force overtime by scoring in the final 2:10 of the third period -- including the Vancouver Canucks, who get a game-tying goal by rookie Elias Pettersson. He becomes the 11th player in NHL history to score at least 25 goals in 44 games or fewer before turning 21.

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