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Goals - Notable Historical Events

Cy DennenyFeb 18, 1919

Maurice RichardApr 19, 1947

Gordie HoweMar 14, 1962

Bobby OrrMay 10, 1970

Phil EspositoFeb 20, 1971

Bobby HullMar 25, 1972

Frank MahovlichMar 21, 1973

PeleOct 1, 1977

Mike BossyApr 7, 1979

Wayne GretzkyDec 30, 1981

Bryan TrottierFeb 13, 1982

Marcel DionneDec 14, 1982

Jari KurriNov 19, 1983

Guy LafleurDec 20, 1983

Pat LaFontaineMay 19, 1984

Gilbert PerreaultOct 9, 1986

Brett HullJan 25, 1991

Paul CoffeyOct 17, 1991

Patrick RoyDec 2, 1995

Mario LemieuxFeb 4, 1997

Mike GartnerDec 14, 1997

Dino CiccarelliFeb 3, 1998

Steve YzermanJul 3, 2006

Joe SakicJul 9, 2009

Lionel MessiMay 2, 2012

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Goals - Historical Events
Date Event
1905-01-16

Stanley Cup: Ottawa Silver 7 sweep Dawson City (Yukon) in 2 games Ottawa Silver 7 beats Dawson City (Yukon) 23-2 for Stanley Cup, this is most lopsided playoff game, Frank McGee scores 14 goals

1918-01-12

Montreal Canadien Joe Malone scores 5 goals beating Ottawa 9-4

1919-02-18

Cy Denneny of NHL Ottawa Senators scores record 52nd goals

1920-01-10

Mont Canadiens (14) & Tor St Patricks (7) score NHL record 21 goals

1920-01-31

Joe Malone, Quebec Bulldogs, sets NHL record with 7 goals in a game

1920-03-03

Montreal Canadiens scores NHL record 16 goals beating Quebec Bulldogs

1920-03-10

NHL's Quebec Bulldog Jim Malone scores 6 goals vs Ottawa Senators

1921-01-26

Toronto St Pat Corb Denneny scores 6 goals vs Hamilton Tigers

1923-02-17

Ottawa Senator Cy Denneny becomes NHL's all time scorer (143 goals)

1924-11-01

Forest Peters of Montana State U hits 17 of 22 attempted field goals

1924-12-05

Hamilton Tiger Red Green scores 5 goals to beat Tor Maple Leafs 10-5

1924-12-22

Babe Dye of NHL's Toronto St Patricks scores 5 goals beat Bruins 10-2

1931-01-03

Nels Stewart of Montreal Maroons scores 2 goals in 4 sec (record)

1931-01-31

NHL's Quebec Bulldogs' Joseph Malone scores a record 7 goals

1932-01-19

Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7 seconds of game

1934-11-20

Tornoto Maple Leaf Harvey Jackson is 1st to score 4 goals in 1 period

1938-03-19

Toronto Maple Leafs score 8 goals in 5 minutes

1939-03-16

NHL record 10 goals in 1 period-NY Rangers (7), NY Americans (3) & a record 26 points in the 3rd period

1943-01-23

Detroit Red Wings scores NHL record 8 goals in 1 period

1943-01-28

Chic Blackhawks beats NY Rangers 10-1, Max Bentley scores 4 goals

1944-01-23

Det Red Wings score 15 goals against NY Rangers & NHL record 37 points, also most consecutive goals & most lopsided game 15-0

1945-03-18

Maurice "Rocket" Richard becomes the 1st NHLer to score 50 goals

1947-01-08

Toronto Maple Leaf rookie Howie Meeker scores 5 goals in a game

1947-04-19

After scoring 45 goals during the regular season, Maurice Richard is named MVP.

1954-04-06

Mont Canadiens score 3 goals in 56 sec in playoff game against Det

1957-10-19

Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Mont, became 1st NHLer to score 500 goals

1960-09-15

Maurice Richard announces his retirement. He finishes his career with 544 goals, an NHL record at the time.

1962-03-14

Gordie Howe (Det Red Wings) is 2nd NHLer to score 500 goals

1964-10-04

Patriots' Gino Cappelletti kicks 6-of-6 field goals against Broncos

1966-10-08

Wyoming's Jerry DePoyster kicks 3 field goals over 50 yds (54, 54, 52)

1967-09-24

Cards Jim Bakken kicks 7 field goals vs Steelers

1968-11-03

NY Jet Jim Turner kicks 6 field goals to beat Buffalo 25-21

1969-03-16

Boston Bruins scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period

1970-05-10

Bobby Orr scores one of the most famous goals in hockey history, an overtime goal that gives the Boston Bruins its first Stanley Cup since 1941

1971-02-20

Bruin Phil Esposito is NHL's quickest to score 50 goals in a season

1971-11-21

NY Rangers scores a NHL record 8 goals in 1 period

1972-03-25

Bobby Hull becomes the 2nd NHLer to score 600 goals

1972-11-04

Kings score 3 goals within 45 seconds against Islanders

1972-11-22

Pitts Penguins set NHL record for scoring fastest 5 goals (2:07)

1973-03-21

Frank Mahovlich becomes 5th NHLer to score 500 goals

1973-03-31

Flyers score 8 goals in 1 period vs Islanders, on 60 shots

1973-09-24

St Louis Cards Jim Bakken sets NFL record kicking 7 field goals

1973-12-09

St Louis Cardinal Jim Bakken kicks 6 field goals vs Atlanta Falcons

1974-12-22

Phil Esposito, Boston, became 6th NHLer to score 500 goals

1975-04-10

Rangers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs

1975-10-19

Cleveland Browns' Don Cockroft kicks club record 5 field goals

1975-10-30

John Bucyk, Boston, became 7th NHLer to score 500 goals

1975-12-21

Buffalo Sabres set NHL record of 40 points beating Caps 14-2 scoring 5 goals vs Washington Caps in 4:57

1977-02-02

Toronto's Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL REcord for a defenseman

1977-10-01

Brazilian soccer great Pele retires with 1,281 goals in 1,363 games

1977-11-01

Islander Goran Hogosta's only shut-out Flames 9-0-Trottier 4 goals

1978-12-23

Islanders scored 7 goals in 1 period against NY Rangers, Trottier scores 8 points vs Rangers, 5 goals-NHL record 6 pts in 1 period

1979-04-07

Islander's Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against Flyers

1979-10-27

Islanders score 2 goals within 6 seconds 3 goals within 44 seconds

1980-01-10

Jim Stewart, Bruin's rookie goalie allows 3 goals in his 1st 4 mins & a total of 5 in 1st period; he never again plays in NHL

1980-02-15

Wayne Gretzy assists on NHL-record-tieing 7 goals

1980-02-24

Rangers score 5 power-play goals against Islanders

1980-02-29

Gordie Howe becomes 1st NHL player to score 800 career goals

1980-04-02

Wayne Gretzky becomes 1st teenager to score 50 goals in a season

1980-04-08

Islander Potvin's 2 shorthanded goals tie NHL record vs Kings & set NHL rec of 2 shorthanded playoff goals in 1 period

1980-04-09

Kings tie NHL rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Isles

1980-05-15

Flyers score 8 goals against Islanders in playoffs

1980-11-11

Islanders' Mike Bossy scores 4 goals against North Stars

1981-01-06

50th hat trick in Islander history-John Tonelli scored 5 goals

1981-01-13

Islander's Mike Bossy's 15th career hat trick-4 goals

1981-01-23

Mike Bossy becomes 1st in NHL to score 50 goals in 50 games

1981-01-24

Islanders scored 5 power play goals against Nordiques

1981-02-25

Calgary Flames scored 11 goals against the Islanders

1981-02-25

NY Islanders give up their most goals (11) vs Calgary Flames

1981-03-03

Isle's Mike Bossy 9th & final hat trick of season-4 goals

1981-03-18

Buffalo Sabres sets NHL record of 9 goals in 1 period (vs Toronto)

1981-04-08

Islanders scored 9 goals against Toronto in playoffs

1981-04-17

Isle Potvin's 3 playoff power-play goals tie NHL record vs Oilers

1981-05-12

Isles tie own rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Minn

1981-05-17

Islanders score 5 power play goals against Flyers in a playoff

1981-10-18

NY Giant Joe Danelo ties NFL record of 6 field goals in a game

1981-12-30

Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record of 50 goals by 39th game of season

1982-01-09

Steve D'Innocenzo scores 3 hockey goals in 12 sec in Mass HS game

1982-01-26

Islanders score 4 goals within 1:38, 5 within 2:37 vs Penguins

1982-02-13

Islander's Bryan Trottier scores 5 goals against Flyers

1982-03-23

Isle's Mike Bossy's 20th career hat trick-4 goals

1982-10-06

Auburn's Al Del Greco kicks 6 field goals

1982-12-14

Marcel Dionne, LA, becomes 9th NHLer to score 500 goals

1983-02-08

Wayne Gretzky sets NHL all star record of 4 goals in 1 period

1983-04-01

NY Isle Mike Bossy becomes 1st to score 60 goals in 3 cons seasons

1983-04-14

Isles tie own rec with 2 shorthanded playoff goals in a pd vs Ranger

1983-04-17

Islanders tie NHL record with 3 shorthanded playoff goals vs Rangers Rangers 7-Isles 6-Patrick Div Finals-Isles hold 2-1 lead Wayne Gretzky scores 7 points in one Stanley Cup playoff game

1983-10-15

Black Hawks & Maple Leafs combine for fastest 5 goals (84 seconds)

1983-11-19

Jari Kurri becomes the first (and only) Finnish player to score five goals in a game

1983-12-13

Islander's Butch Goring scorings 4 goals against Oilers

1983-12-20

Guy Lafleur, Montreal, became 10th NHLer to score 500 goals

1983-12-20

NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Pitts Penguins

1983-12-22

Islanders score 3 shorthanded goals against Caps

1984-01-08

Wash Caps Bengt Gustafsson scores 5 goals to beat Phila 7-1

1984-03-03

NY Islanders score their most goals (11) vs Tor Maple Leafs (6)

1984-05-19

Pat LaFontaine scores 2 goals within 22 sec in an NHL playoff game

1984-10-20

Islander's Mike Bossy's 30th career hat trick-4 goals

1984-11-01

Despite Mike Bossy 4 goals Islanders lose 5-6 to Canadians making Islander record when scoring a hat trick-77-3-4

1984-11-26

After 518 goals & 14 years with Mont Canadiens, Guy Lafleur retires

1985-01-21

Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals

1985-02-07

NY Devil Don Lever becomes 57th NHLer to score 300 goals

1985-03-05

NY Islander Mike Bossy is 1st to score 50 goals in 8 straight seasons

1985-04-25

For 2nd time, Wayne Gretzky, scores 7 points in a Cup game (3 goals, 4 assists)

1985-12-11

NHL Record 62 points scored, Edmonton (36) beats Chicago (26) 12-9 & ties record of 21 goals

1986-02-06

NJ Devil Peter McNab becomes 42nd NHLer to score 350 goals

1986-03-11

Islander Mike Bossy, 1st NHLer to score 50 goals in 9 straight seasons

1986-10-09

Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, became 12th NHLer to score 500 goals

1986-11-22

Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton, became 13th NHLer to score 500 goals

1987-03-13

Washington Caps score 5 goals against Toronto in 3 mins & 3 secs

1987-11-15

NY Giant Raul Allegre kicks 2, 50 or more yard field goals in a game

1987-12-19

Bruins' Linseman & Blues' Doug Gilmore score goals, 2 seconds apart

1988-02-28

Pat Verbeek becomes 1st NJ Devil to score 4 goals in an NHL game

1988-07-23

Saskatchewan's Dave Ridgway kicks record 8 field goals vs Edmonton

1989-04-25

Penguin Mario Lemuix ties NHL playoff record of 4 goals in 1st period

1990-01-11

Pat LaFontaine sets NY Islander record of scoring goals in 11 straight

1990-05-18

Jari Kurri sets a record for scoring in a Stanley Cup Finals game, registering three goals and two assists vs the Boston Bruins

1991-01-25

Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 50 goals in less than 50 games (49)

1991-03-19

St Louis Blues Brett Hull is 3rd NHLer to score 80 goals in a season

1991-10-17

Pitts Penguin Paul Coffey sets NHL defenseman scoring record with 1,053 career points (309 goals & 744 assists)

1992-09-23

1st female to play in a NHL exhibition game (Manon Rheaume, goalie) for Tampa Bay Lightning - gives up 2 goals on 9 attempts in 1 period

1994-03-21

Wayne Gretzky ties Gordie Howe's NHL record of 801 goals

1994-03-23

Wayne Gretzky sets NHL record with 802 goals scored

1995-12-02

After being left in the game to allow nine goals, Patrick Roy declares "It's my last game in Montreal", and is traded four days later

1996-10-06

NY Jet Nick Lowrey ties Jan Stenerud with 373 NFL field goals

1997-02-04

Mario Lemieux is 7th NHL player to score 600 goals

1997-03-15

Pitts Penguins' Joe Mullen, is 1st American to score 500 NHL goals

1997-03-16

NJ Devils' Dave Andreychuk is 26th NHL to score 500 goals

1997-12-14

Phoenix Coyote Mike Gartner is 5th NHLer to score 700 goals

1997-12-23

Colorado Avalanche Jari Kurri is 8th NHLer to score 600 career goals

1998-02-03

Florida Panther Dino Ciccarelli's is 9th NHLer to score 600 career goals

1999-06-06

In Australian Rules Football, Tony Lockett breaks the record for career goals, previously 1299 by Gordon Coventry and which had stood since 1937.

2006-07-03

Steve Yzerman officially retires from the NHL, finishing with 692 goals and 1755 points

2009-07-09

Joe Sakic retires after 21 NHL seasons with the Quebec Nordiques/Colorado Avalanche franchise, finishing with 625 goals and 1,641 points

2012-05-02

Barcelona football player Lionel Messi breaks the European goal-scoring record with 68 goals

2014-07-08

Miroslav Klose breaks the World Cup goal scoring record with 16 goals

2017-06-06

Bloomberg delivers US pledge to continue Paris climate goals to UN

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Goals - Notable Birthdays

Gilbert PerreaultNov 13, 1950

Mike BossyJan 22, 1957

Goals - Birthdays
Date Event
1918-03-21

Joe Carveth, NHL forward (scored 20 or more goals in 3 seasons)

1940-10-23

Pelé [Edson Arantes do Nascimento], Três Corações, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Brazilian footballer (Player of the Century - 1281 goals in 1363 games)

1944-12-17

Ference Bene, Hungary, record 12 soccer goals (Olympic-gold-1964)

1947-01-31

Nolan Ryan, Setting Goals

1950-11-13

Gilbert Perreault, Victoriaville Quebec, NHL center (over 500 goals)

1951-03-04

Kenny Dalglish, Scottish football player (100+ goals) and manager

1957-01-22

Mike Bossy, Montreal Quebec, NHL forward (NY Islanders), 1st 50 goals in 50 game

1963-03-24

Raimond van der Gouw, 300 Premiership Goals

1963-12-08

Brian McClair, 300 Premiership Goals

1964-02-06

Maile Berger, Switching Goals

1964-10-22

Blake McCormick, Switching Goals

1965-10-31

Denis Irwin, 300 Premiership Goals

1971-10-15

Andy Cole, 300 Premiership Goals


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