Gaborik's big game
He became the first player in the team's seven seasons to record five goals in a game and was the first NHL player to record five goals in a game in more than 11 years. The most recent was Sergei Fedorov of the Red Wings, who scored five in a 5-4 Detroit victory over Washington on Dec. 12, 1996.
"It's an honor to be in that kind of company," Gaborik said.
Here's a look at five-goals games in the expansion era:
|Red Berenson||St. Louis||07-Nov-68|
|Darryl Sittler||Toronto ||07-Feb-76|
|Don Murdoch||NY Rangers||12-Oct-76|
|Bryan Trottier||NY Islanders||23-Dec-78|
|Tim Young||Minnesota ||15-Jan-79|
|John Tonelli||NY Islanders||06-Jan-81|
|Bryan Trottier||NY Islanders||12-Feb-82|
|Mark Pavelich||NY Rangers||23-Feb-83|
|Mats Sundin||Quebec ||05-Mar-92|
|Mike Ricci||Quebec ||17-Feb-94|
Joe Pelletier has the full list over on his blog.
Marian Gaborik now has scored .62 goals per game, the same pace he kept up last season when he potted 30 in 48 games.