On This Date 2/3/1944

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Syd Howe of the Detroit Red Wings becomes the first player to score six goals in an NHL game in 23 years. Howe’s efforts lead the Red Wings to a 12-2 win over the New York Rangers at Olympia Stadium in Detroit. Cy Denney of the Ottawa Senators was the last player with a six-goal game in 1921. The record is seven set by Joe Malone of the Quebec Bulldogs in 1920.

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