Hull gets 50th in Game 49 Blues star joins Gretzky, Lemieux

January 26, 1991

DETROIT -- Brett Hull scored two goals, making him just the third player in National Hockey League history to score 50 goals in fewer than 50 games, and added two assists, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 9-4 triumph over the Detroit Red Wings last night.

Hull, who got the goals in his 49th game, joined Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux as the only players to accomplish the feat. Two other players, Maurice Richard and Mike Bossy, scored 50 goals in exactly 50 games.

Hull scored both goals during a five-minute power play. His first came late in the second period, and the 50th came at 1 minute, 30 seconds of the third.

"I was a little nervous because it seemed like it was taking forever to get the goal," Hull said. "It's hard to explain how much it means to me. If you look at the guys who have done it and the guys who haven't, it's pretty amazing company."

St. Louis 4 3 2 -- 9

Detroit 2 0 2 -- 4

First period--1, Detroit, Burr 14 (Zombo, Racine), 2:31. 2, St. Louis, Courtnall 15 (Hull, Brown), 5:48 (pp). 3, St. Louis, Lowry 11 (Sutter, Marois), 7:17. 4, St. Louis, Brown 8 (Hull, Oates), 9:16 (pp). 5, St. Louis, Meagher 3 (Sutter, Bassen), 14:14. 6, Detroit, Barr 10, 14:50.

Second period--7, St. Louis, Sutter 13, :52 (sh). 8, St. Louis, P.Cavallini 4 (Ronning, Momesso), 12:32. 9, St. Louis, Hull 49 (Brown, Oates), 18:14 (pp).

Third period--10, St. Louis, Hull 50 (Oates, Stevens), 1:30 (pp). 11, St. Louis, Courtnall 16 (MacLean, Oates), 2:42 (pp). 12, Detroit, Fedyk 11 (Zombo), 3:24. 13, Detroit, Habscheid 7 (Ysebaert), 12:10 (sh).

Shots on goal--St. Louis 14-11-18--43. Detroit 10-6-10--26. Missed penalty shots--Fedyk, Detroit, 11:13 first. Power-play opportunities--St. Louis 5 of 11; Detroit 0 of 2. Goalies--St. Louis, Riendeau, 16-7-5 (26 shots-22 saves). Detroit, Cheveldae, 18-19-4 (25-18), Gagnon (20:00 third, 18-16). A--19,875.

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