Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Sittler's 10-point night



Set on Feb. 7, 1976, it's a record that's likely to stand forever.

17 Comments:

At 7:54 PM, December 18, 2007, Anonymous ken said...

At least there's one happy memory for Leaf fans after 1967.

 
At 7:57 PM, December 18, 2007, Blogger sager said...

I remember I had six beers and four shots of tequila after Game 7 vs. LA in '93.

 
At 8:21 PM, December 18, 2007, Blogger sacamano said...

Gawd goaltenders were atrocious prior to the 1990's.

 
At 8:40 PM, December 18, 2007, Blogger sager said...

Bigger nets, anyone?

 
At 9:57 PM, December 18, 2007, Blogger Sean said...

anymore who has NHL Network sure knows about this game.

 
At 10:00 PM, December 18, 2007, Anonymous ken said...

Do they show the whole thing in its entirety often?

 
At 10:11 PM, December 18, 2007, Blogger Sean said...

@ken: no, haven't seen it in it's entirity, but they show him talking about it along with the highlights about 17 times an hour

 
At 10:16 PM, December 18, 2007, Blogger Lowetide said...

From Parent, Dryden and Glenn Resch through guys like Gilles Meloche who played on a decade's worth of garbage, there were some good ones.

Dave Reece wasn't one of them.

 
At 10:23 PM, December 18, 2007, Anonymous phillie said...

I remember the evening well. I was babysitting and told the boy I was looking after that he should watch a movie with me instead of the hockey, as it was just another Leaf game and not worth watching.
Oddly, I never babysat him again.

 
At 10:28 PM, December 18, 2007, Anonymous ken said...

sean: thanks for the reply. That's hilarious. You seem bitter! ;-)

 
At 11:32 PM, December 18, 2007, Blogger Sean said...

@Ken: heh, not bitter, just wish they'd show some other great moments...i can almost recite the Sittler one by heart!

 
At 11:45 AM, December 19, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I scored eight goals in one game in1971 so I don't think Sittler's night is that special.

So what if I was 10 years old and we played outdoors and the game ended 24-0 for us.

Ok, goalie's helmet didn't reach crossbar but he was a good one until he retired at the age of 12.

 
At 12:12 PM, December 19, 2007, Blogger murph said...

Damn you Sean! You beat me to the punch(line). Yes, the NHL Network does show these highlight a little too often.

 
At 12:51 PM, December 19, 2007, Blogger NeuroJoe said...

Sager said:"I remember I had six beers and four shots of tequila after Game 7 vs. LA in '93."

Add in a 12 pack of Labatt Wildcat and you've got yourself a Theo Fleury hat trick there.

 
At 1:10 PM, December 19, 2007, Blogger sager said...

Wildcat?

What's the trick? Managing not to ralph in your hat?

 
At 6:02 PM, December 19, 2007, Anonymous Keith said...

Not only was the goaltending back then atrocious on average, but any team that had more than two defencemen who could skate was a contender. I am honestly amazed that there weren't more nights like this put up in the late 70s and early 80s.

Anyone who believes that scoring has gone down as a result of talent dilution needs to see this video. Scoring has gone down becuase one guy doesn't get six cheapies in a night anymore (and I'm not even counting the 6th goal there either).

 
At 12:31 PM, December 20, 2007, Blogger Cam Fraser said...

Interesting: Gene wasn't always the Oilers' lickspittle.

 

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