List of players with eight or more points in an NHL game

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Maurice "Rocket" Richard recorded the first eight-point game in league history.
Mario Lemieux recorded three eight-point games.
Wayne Gretzky had two eight-point games.
Sam Gagner is the most recent NHL player to score an eight-point game.

This is a list of players who have scored eight or more points in a National Hockey League game. Scoring eight or more points in a single game is considered a great feat and has happened only 16 times, by 13 different players. Only one player, Darryl Sittler, scored more than eight points in a game, setting the NHL record with 10 while playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1976. Paul Coffey and Tom Bladon are the only defensemen to have scored eight points. The feat of scoring eight points in a game was mostly achieved in the 1980s, with 10 out of the 16 instances happening in that decade. Mario Lemieux has the most games with at least eight points, scoring eight points in three separate games (in one season). Wayne Gretzky is the only other player to attain the feat more than once (twice, in one season). The most recent player to do so was Sam Gagner of the Edmonton Oilers, who scored eight points against the Chicago Blackhawks on 2 February 2012; Gagner's 8-point night was also the first 8-point game for a player since the 1980s.

Scorers[edit]

Legend
  Player is still active in the NHL
  Player scored eight points in a playoff game
Name Team Date Goals Assists Points
Canada Maurice Richard Montreal Canadiens December 28, 1944 5 3 8
Canada Bert Olmstead Montreal Canadiens January 9, 1954 4 4 8
Canada Darryl Sittler Toronto Maple Leafs February 7, 1976 6 4 10
Canada Tom Bladon Philadelphia Flyers December 11, 1977 4 4 8
Canada Bryan Trottier New York Islanders December 23, 1978 5 3 8
Slovakia Peter Stastny Quebec Nordiques February 22, 1981 4 4 8
Slovakia Anton Stastny Quebec Nordiques February 22, 1981 3 5 8
Canada Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers November 19, 1983 3 5 8
Canada Wayne Gretzky Edmonton Oilers January 4, 1984 4 4 8
Canada Paul Coffey Edmonton Oilers March 14, 1986 2 6 8
Sweden Patrik Sundstrom New Jersey Devils April 22, 1988 3 5 8
Canada Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins October 15, 1988 2 6 8
Canada Bernie Nicholls Los Angeles Kings December 1, 1988 2 6 8
Canada Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins December 31, 1988 5 3 8
Canada Mario Lemieux Pittsburgh Penguins April 25, 1989 5 3 8
Canada Sam Gagner Edmonton Oilers February 2, 2012 4 4 8

References[edit]

General
  • "Records + Rankings NHL Points". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
  • "Records + Rankings NHL Playoff Points". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 4 February 2012.