Malone, Joe Joe Malone owns the overall record with five five-or-more goal games, including the NHL record seven goals in a game, as well as a six-goal game and three five-goal games-all in the NHL's first three seasons. He also had two four-goal games.
The next highest is Stamkos with four. The only other player with more than one five-on-five goal game is Orr with three. In total, 13 players have two or more five-on-five goals in their careers.
The list of players who have scored five or more goals five times in their NHL careers is very impressive: Messier, Gretzky, Lemieux, Jagr, Savard, Kovalchuk, Getzlaf, Perry, Thornton, and Semin. There are nine players who have done it twice, eight who have accomplished it once, and three who have never reached the mark but are still trying (Bure, Malkin, and Ovechkin).
In conclusion, it is reasonable to say that Joe Malone is the greatest shooter of all time, not just the NHL history but all of hockey. He averaged almost one goal per game during his career and has the record for the most five-on-five goals in the history of the league.
Joe Malone was the first player in NHL history to score five goals in a game, the first person to score seven goals in a game, and the most prolific overall, scoring at least five goals in five games. Mika Zibanejad became the most recent player to score five goals in an NHL game on March 5, 2020. The New York Rangers hosted their annual "I Can't Wait For Next Year" game against the Montreal Canadiens. In the second period, with the score tied 3-3, Zibanejad found the net with a backhand shot from just inside the blue line.
Malone accomplished this feat on December 6, 1918, helping the Boston Bruins defeat the Chicago Black Hawks 7-4. He opened the scoring just 2:46 into the game when he tipped in a pass from Eddie Shore off the end boards. Then, with about six minutes remaining in the first period, Malone added three more goals, giving him a total of five points (four goals, one assist). The next night, he had another five-goal game, this time with the Bruins losing 9-5 to their rival Blackhawks. After the game, it was announced that Malone had been traded to the New York Americans. He ended up playing only four games for the Americans before being sent down to the minor league Providence Reds. There, he finished out the season and won the American League's top scorer award with 53 goals and 15 assists for 68 points.
Turnbull He also owns the NHL mark for most goals scored by a defenseman in a game, with five on February 2, 1977, in a 9-1 victory against the Detroit Red Wings. Turnbull scored five goals on five shots in the game, becoming the first player in NHL history to do it. He did this while playing on a broken hand.
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Scoring five goals in a single NHL game is an incredibly unusual accomplishment that has only occurred 59 times. Joe Malone is the only player to have scored seven goals in a game, seven people have scored six goals in a game, and 39 players have scored five goals in a game. Since 1967, just two players have scored six goals or more.
Mia Hamm held the women's international goal scoring record from May 1999, when she surpassed Italy's Elisabetta Vignotto with her 108th goal for the US, until June 20, 2013, when fellow American Abby Wambach passed her with goal number 159.
As of the end of the 2018-19 NHL season—the league's 101st regular season—45 players had scored at least 500 regular season goals in their NHL career. The list includes eight players who have scored 50 or more goals in a season: Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, Gordie Howe, Mike Gartner, Peter Stastny, Alexander Mogilny, Eric Lindros, and Patrick Kane.
In addition to these eight players, six others have scored 495 or more regular season goals in their NHL career: Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Joe Thornton, Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, and Evgeni Malkin. The most recent player to join the list is Kane, who scored his 501th goal on April 17, 2019.
Kane becomes the first player from the Chicago Blackhawks to score 500 goals. He also joins an exclusive group of two-time scoring champions: Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr.
Lemieux led the NHL in scoring with 126 points in 1992-93 before winning the Art Ross Trophy for the third time in 1993-94. Jagr finished second to Lemieux this year with 130 points.