Darryl Sittler, 10 pts.

Feb. 7, 1976 – Toronto Maple Leafs captain Darryl Sittler scores 10 points against the Boston Bruins. This video is taken from a 20th-anniversary piece that the late lamented Sportsline did, including interviews with Sittler and then-Bruins coach Don Cherry. I like this particularly because it includes the original play-by-play of the goals. (I realize the a/v sync is off at the start, but it corrects itself a few seconds in.)

50 Comments

  1. True Talk on November 21, 2020 at 8:59 pm

    Sittler, Sittler Sittlerrrrrrrrrr (for those that know)

  2. sportshistorybuff on November 21, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    Anyone out there remember Ian Turnbull having a career game with 6-8 points. I’ve always confused Turnbull having a great night with Sittler’s epic game?

  3. railcar123 on November 21, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    Poor Dave Reese..

  4. Poe Javelski on November 21, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    Sittler holds the record with 10 points in a game, but Gagner actually holds the record for points in 3 consecutive periods with 11.

  5. Guns of Navarone R.M.P. on November 21, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Yes,the closest was Gangier from Edmonton a few years ago.8 points.I don’t think Sittlers record will ever fall.

  6. Norseman Honey on November 21, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    I watched this game on TV in 1976 I remember 7 dislikes this is sad he was a class act how can you dislike a class act ???

  7. Jits on November 21, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    Got the chance of meeting this legend irl. This record will NEVER be broken.

  8. steven cooke on November 21, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Always believed Sittler was the best player the Leafs ever had–including the amazing Gilmour. Sittler had several special games highlighted by this one. On another note I always found it rather odd that Cherry would leave Reece in for all ten goals. Why have a goalie on the bench that you would have no intention of ever using, except perhaps in the case of a serious injury. He admonished Mario Tremblay for hanging Roy out to dry in 1995.
    .

  9. Anonymous on November 21, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks for the salad, Fred!

  10. bigbadbruins1 on November 21, 2020 at 9:07 pm

    I was 15 years old.

  11. Ken Nibble on November 21, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    As a teenager back in the seventies I was more dedicated to the Leafs than to my school work. The most vivid games in memory were Sittler’s 10-point night, Turnbull’s five goal game, Salming’s stick-in-the-eye against the Islanders, Mike Palmateer’s 1-0 shutout against the Habs and Dan Maloney’s sucker punch that knocked-out Brian (Mack Truck) Glennie (I was in the red zone at the Gardens that night and we were ready to start a riot!) Those were the days.

  12. David Tester on November 21, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    Seems like a really good guy.
    Amazing he got 10% of his points, and 15% of his goals, for the season, in one game. And no one has even got 9 points in a game. 👍🏼

  13. clab47 on November 21, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    The Bruins goaltender will never be inducted into the Hall of fame!

  14. William Jean on November 21, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    I remember watching this as a kid while studying for an exam. I remember after the 2nd period thinking, what is the record for most points in a game. This ranks up there as one of the hardest records to break

  15. Shawn Murphy on November 21, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    Great story such a classy act the good old days of hockey

  16. OMENA 2349 on November 21, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    ONE OF MY IDOLS

  17. darryl diggins on November 21, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    im still a die hard/very disappointed lifelong leafs fan ….but I used to be able to smile…….once in a while! p.s…..I hate dion phaneuf!

  18. Ken Wiberg on November 21, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    ….and I was there……woo hoooooo…….

  19. S S L on November 21, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    40 years to the day your record for most points in a game still stands. I remember that game like it happened yesterday. How time flies and I feel like a very old man!!!

  20. TIGERO6000 on November 21, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    ONE OF MY IDOLS AND HEROES. I WISHD IM FINNISH SITTLER 442+112. AND 5+6-11 POINTS MAN

  21. cyril layman on November 21, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    He is right when he told Sittler he was 1 point away from Richard record of 8 points (which has been accomplished 13 times now) but Richard wasn’t the only one to hold that record at the time another Montreal hockey player tied it in 1954 (10 years after richard did it) & his name was burt Omstead & believe he did it with 4 goals & 4 assist & the Rocket did it with 5 goals & 3 assist.

  22. Mike Poitras on November 21, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    Still a Leafs fan at 57 and I still remember this game quite well. I was eight days away from turning 14. Used to think Gretzky would eventually break this record or equal it. It still stands and the league has changed so much that I think the record is safe.

  23. VIRAL ESCAPE on November 21, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Ballard was our George Steinbrenner.

  24. cyril layman on November 21, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    They said Richard held the record at the time with 8 points but he actually shared the record with bert omstead who did it in 1954 (10 years after Richard) with 4 goals & 4 assist.

  25. JOSALDINHO28882 JOSALDINHO28882 on November 21, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    ONE OF MY IDOLS AND HEROES

  26. cyril layman on November 21, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    Sittler was right the point record for points in a game at that time was 8 held by the Rocket but he didn’t hold that all alone,burt Omstead also with Montreal when he tied the Rockets point record with 8.The Rocket did it with 5g 3A.Omstead 4G 4A .Sittler still holds the record at 10 points & the second most is 8 which has now been done 15 times by 13 different Hockey players & that is because Wayne & Mario both accomplished 8 points twice.

  27. S S L on November 21, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    It’s February 7, 2018. Happy 42nd anniversary of your magnificent performance !!!! Your record has stood the test of times and hopefully it will last many more years to come. That year 1976 was very special to you Darryl. You had the 10-point game that night, and later a 5-goal game in the playoffs against the Flyers, and to top it all scored the beautiful overtime goal against Czechoslovakia to win the Canada Cup for the whole country. A true Maple Leaf !!!!!

  28. bluebear1985 on November 21, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    The most recent player to come even close was Sam Gagner, who scored eight points for the Oilers versus Chicago on February 2, 2012.

  29. The Shawn Murphy Journal on November 21, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    record still unbroken 38 years later goalie from boston reese never played another nhl game

  30. 25svbn on November 21, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    I watched this game with my dad, I was 12 at the time. the record still stands.

  31. Pfsif on November 21, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    Classy guy!

  32. Sam Hain on November 21, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    I think I enjoy & loved hockey back in the 1970s & 1980s more then how hockey is today! I don’t know why that is but I just fine hockey today just not the same any more!

  33. Lee Meakins on November 21, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    Some basketball players are happy to get 10 points in a game

  34. TIGERO6000 on November 21, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    ONE OF MY IDOLS I WISHD IM FINNISH DARRYL SITTLER 443+306 217 PIM

  35. cyril layman on November 21, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    Sittler is also the last player to record 6 goals in a game.The record is 7 by joe malone which was set way back in 1918-1919.

  36. Carrot teeman on November 21, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    they said the rocket held the record with 8 points but he actually shared the record with burt omstead who scored 8 points with montreal as well & he did it 10 years after the rocket.8 points one game has been accomplished 13 times now by 11 different hockey players,Wayne & mario both accomplished it twice.Only one player in nhl history has ever recorded over 8 points in one game & thats sittlers 10 points in 1976 which stands to this day.

  37. Blake MacAlpine 2002 on November 21, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    You can’t watch hockey on a fishtank

  38. The Fozzy Bear on November 21, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    People forget Salming had like 5pts that night.

  39. David Price on November 21, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    I remember Sittler’s interview after the game with Brian McFarlane. Sittler started by saying ‘can you believe this?’.

  40. Raitis Freimanis on November 21, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    2:30 Swiss Chalet evidently was the key to the 10 point game!

  41. Andy M on November 21, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Would love to see the full game.

  42. Not a-Theist on November 21, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    That is going to be difficult to beat seeing how goalies are a lot better, have more equipment, and a smaller net.

  43. Sam Hain on November 21, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    I remember when I was a kid watching that game it was pretty amazing thing to watch and I was a Boston Bruin fan but I am a hockey fan that has nothing but respect when a team & great players just out plays your favourite team! you can’t win them all, but all you can do is try your best, Darryl Sittler a true hockey legend

  44. LEIJONA9229 on November 21, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    ONE OF MY IDOLS

  45. North Poll TV on November 21, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    I listened to that game while working as a dishwasher in Banff. By the 3rd period It was almost surreal and it seemed like Sittler was the only name you heard out of the radio. The record is now over 40 years old and if neither Gretzky or Lemieux could break it then it really is a record that may never be broken.

  46. Little Holmes on November 21, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    No ones can or have broke it Wayne had all the time in the world !!!! All the POWER to Mr. Sittler a Legend as well I hope all Canadians are proud but all hockey fans world wide respect what this great Champion did in History !!!! Legend God Bless .

  47. Jamrack Jamrack on November 21, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    Watched it all unfold live as a 14 year old. Ten people watching it on a cold Vancouver night on 20” console Zenieth Quasar drinking Bacardi and coke.

  48. caroline bjerkelund on November 21, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Sittler was a great player, a great leader, Tiger Williams said we’d follow him into a burning house…As good as he was he was he was still a little underrated, which
    was crap. Bobby Clarke even admitted, Sittler was better than me. Even drafted his son. Had he finished his career in toronto he would of been ranked the best leaf ever ok no cups, but it took Sundin 60 games more to break Sittlers record of all time points as a leaf. Another thing he still has the record for most goals and points
    at Maple Gardens. How’s that for your hat!?

  49. Etienne St-Pierre on November 21, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    I would have scored 25 against those goaltenders lul

  50. Gerry Leavit on November 21, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    They had the SMT line and they were the best from east to west

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