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This Week in Centennial History

Martin Brodeur retires; Terry Sawchuk gets final shutout; Wayne Gretzky scores 44th hat trick

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A week that began with a celebration of hockey at the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game in Los Angeles was highlighted when Patrick Marleau of the San Jose Sharks became the 45th player in League history to score 500 goals.

As part of the League's Centennial Celebration, NHL.com is taking a look back at memorable events each week.

Here are Centennial highlights for the week of Jan. 29 - Feb. 4:

 

Jan. 29, 2015: Martin Brodeur, the winningest goaltender in NHL history, officially announces his retirement.

Video: Martin Brodeur becomes all-time winningest goaltender

 

Jan. 30, 1990: Two of the NHL's all-time greats, Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux, make some more history on the same night.

 

Jan. 31, 1984: Steve Yzerman's first trip to the All-Star Game was unexpected, especially to him. Yzerman became the third-youngest player in All-Star history and the youngest who wasn't a member of the defending Stanley Cup champions.

 

Jan. 31, 2016: The new 3-on-3 tournament format for the All-Star Game is a hit, with the Pacific Division defeating the Atlantic Division 1-0 in the final. Forward John Scott, who scores twice for the Pacific Division in the semifinal game, is named MVP.

 

Feb. 1, 1970: Terry Sawchuk makes 29 saves in the New York Rangers' 6-0 victory against the Pittsburgh Penguins. It's his 447th and final NHL win, and the last of his 103 shutouts.

 

Feb. 2, 1977: Ian Turnbull has the game of a lifetime for the Toronto Maple Leafs, becoming the first defenseman in NHL history to score five goals in a game. More impressive: He scores on all five of his shots on goal

 

Feb. 2, 1980: Phil Esposito of the Rangers becomes the second player in NHL history to score 700 goals when he gets Nos. 699 and 700 in a 6-3 victory against the Washington Capitals in Landover, Maryland.

 

Feb. 3, 1944: Syd Howe (no relation to Gordie) becomes the first modern-day player in NHL historyto score six goals in a game.

 

Feb, 3, 1984: Pat Hughesscores five goals for the Edmonton Oilers against the Calgary Flames.

 

Feb. 4, 1989: Wayne Gretzky gets a little help on his 44th NHL hat trick and first with the Los Angeles Kings.

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