Throughout the NHL season, there are moments that stand out as being truly unique. Whether that’s a spectacular performance, a thrilling comeback, an unforgettable finish, or all of the above, it only takes a few split seconds to create memories that last a lifetime.
Here at DRW Social Media, we are breaking down the ‘Top 11 games of the 2010-11 season.’ This list features many of your favorites, like Game 6, the Franzen Five and the captain’s first hat trick.
GAME THREE – THE FRANZEN FIVE
February 2, 2011
Red Wings 7, Senators 5
The Franzen Five? Mule Trick? Pick your favorite saying!
Johan Franzen became the first NHL player to score five goals in a game since Marian Gaborik in 2007. He also became the first Red Wing to accomplish the feat since Sergei Fedorov scored all five goals in a 1996 OT victory over the Washington Capitals.
Like Fedorov, Franzen’s tallies didn’t come in a blowout, but a hard-fought 7-5 victory in Ottawa after the All-Star break. Kris Draper and Nicklas Kronwall also scored for the Red Wings.