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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Big Newsy, Lalonde nets six in one game
By Larry Schwartz
Special to ESPN.com
Jan. 10, 1920
The nickname he got while working as a cub reporter has stuck to "Newsy" Lalonde, who led the NHL in scoring last season. The Montreal forward becomes the first NHL player to score six goals in a game as the Canadiens defeat Toronto, 14-7.
The record, though, will last just 21 days, as Joe Malone of the Quebec Bulldogs will score seven goals, also against Toronto.
Besides Lalonde and Malone, only five other players will ever score as many as six goals in a game.
The 21 goals for Montreal and Toronto also is a record. It will be tied in 1985 by Edmonton and Chicago, with the Oilers winning, 12-9.
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