DETROIT – On Dec. 26, 1996 fans at Joe Louis Arena received a late Christmas gift from Sergei Fedorov.
The star Red Wings forward scored the team's five goals, including the overtime winner, to beat the Washington Capitals, 5-4.
Fedorov became the first player in NHL history to score all the goals for his team when at least five were tallied.
Fedorov finished the 1996-97 season with 30 goals and 33 assists. He scored 8 goals and 12 assists in 20 playoff games to help the Red Wings win the franchise's first Stanley Cup in 42 years.