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Darryl Sittler's 10-point night, as described in Feb. 9, 1976 Toronto Star

From The Star

The 10 points acquired by Maple Leaf centre Darryl Sittler Saturday against the Boston Bruins to establish assorted National Hockey League and club records:

FIRST PERIOD

1. Sittler’s long pass sent right winger Lanny McDonald down the boards and he beat Bruin goalie Dave Reece with a scorching angle shot. 1 assist.

2. Sittler’s quick move in the centre zone trapped Bruin defenceman Brad Park out of position. He passed to left winger Errol Thompson, who set up defenceman Ian Turnbull for a move into the Bruins zone and a score on a 50-foot slap shot. 2 assists.

SECOND PERIOD

3. A brilliant rush by defenceman Borje Salming down the boards into the Bruin end led to a pass-out, which Sittler batted out of the air into the net. 1 goal, 2 assists.

4. Four seconds into a Leaf power play, Sittler won a faceoff draw from Gregg Sheppard and fed the puck to Salming at the point for a scoring slap shot. 1 goal, 3 assists.

5. Sittler intercepted a pass in the centre zone, skated across the Bruin line and drove a 50-foot shot through Reece’s pads. 2 goals, 3 assists.

6. With Bruins a man short, a delayed penalty was called against them and Sittler replaced goalie Wayne Thomas. He jammed in a pass from George Ferguson. 3 goals, 3 assists.

7. Sittler passed to McDonald, who drew the Bruin defence to one side and fed a tip-in pass to Salming. 3 goals, 4 assists.

THIRD PERIOD

8. Sittler stuffed in Salming’s pass from the edge of the goal crease. 4 goals, 4 assists.

9. The drive which broke the NHL single-game point record was a soft, 40-foot wrist shot which caught Reece off-balance. 5 goals, 4 assists.

10. McDonald passed to Sittler, who was against the boards behind the Bruin net. His attempted pass-out struck Park’s skate then bounced in off Reece’s skate. 6 goals, 4 assists.

From the Monday, February 9, 1976, edition of the Toronto Star.

Source: Darryl Sittler's 10-point night, as described in Feb. 9, 1976 Toronto Star

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