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NHL Hockey's Greatest Individual Moments

Mar 26, 2012

Hockey is such a team sport that sometimes it’s not easy to recognize all the great individuals on the ice. But every now and then, someone shines in the spotlight. Here are some of the greatest individual moments in the history of the NHL.

Gagner's Greatest Night

Only superstars are known to get 4 or 5 points in one game. It’s almost once in a blue moon when anyone scores 6 points. Well this year, Sam Gagner of the Edmonton Oilers, scored 8 points. The last player in the NHL to score 8 points in one game was Mario Lemieux back in 1989.

The most amazing thing about it was that Sam isn’t really known for scoring many points at all. In fact, he had not scored 8 points in his previous 10 games.

The Great One

Gretzky 50 in 39Wayne Gretzky's PuckCourtesy of the NHL
 

Wayne Gretzky dominated hockey like no other player has dominated any sport, but who knows if he would have won all those Stanley Cups without his great teammates. But there was one year when Wayne showed everyone that he was the king of hockey. He scored 50 goals in just his first 39 games. Only 4 other players have scored 50 goals in 50 games.

Savard's Sensational Goal

The greatest goal ever scored in hockey is very debatable, but when one player is able to skate through all 5 players of the other team, Denis Savard’s goal has got to be the greatest goal because of the finesse and grace of it.

Number 4 Bobby Orr

Bobby Orr Boston BruinsBobby Orr's Famous LeapCourtesy of the NHL
 

Even though Wayne Gretzky is considered to be the best hockey player of all-time because of the point-records he has scored, Bobby Orr or the Boston Bruins was just as valuable to any team… if not more. Bobby has one record that truly separates his individuality from any other player. It was his +124 in the plus/minus rating column in his 1970/71 season. 

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