Normally, this would be a "which one of these things is not like the others"-like quandary, but not after the Edmonton Oilers' 8-4 victory against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
That's because Sam Gagner — we repeat SAM GAGNER — tied the Oilers' single-game team-scoring record shared by two Hockey Hall of Famers with eight points. Gagner had four goals, four assists and was a plus-6 in 17:28.
"It's tough to say. I didn't have that good of a first period, but then everything I touched was going in," said Gagner, 22, via the Oilers. "It's a pretty surreal feeling. Everyone on the bench was just telling me to stay out there for the last five minutes. I didn't have the legs to stay out there that long. It's a pretty good feeling. I'm going to cherish it."
What did this guy have for breakfast Thursday morning? "Same as always, oatmeal with berries."
Here are all the points on Gagner's incredible night: