80NHL50 in 39
Date / Dec 30, 1981
Location / Northlands Coliseum | Edmonton, Canada
Moment / Wayne Gretzky scored 50 goals in the first 39 games of the 1981-82 season, easily surpassing the "50 goals in 50 games" benchmark.
Impact / Gretzky became the fastest-ever NHL player to score 50 goals in a season, a record that still stands.