10 Sports Records That Will Never Be Broken

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It is said that records are made to be broken. Though this may be true, there are some records that may never be broken. These are records that fans look at and wonder how they were even set in the first place, that is how extraordinary they are. Wayne Gretzky retired from the NHL in 1999 with most of the league’s scoring records, including most career points and most points in a season. The Great One is likely to hold these records forever because the NHL has transitioned into a more defense-conscious style of play. While the landscape of the NHL has changed, baseball players looking to break Rickey Henderson’s stolen base record can take solace in knowing that the distance between bases has stayed the same. Nevertheless, there may never be another base stealer like Henderson. Some of the most unbreakable records in sports can take a player’s entire career to set, while others can take just a single game.

10. Darryl Sittler – 10 Points in one Game

For all the jokes made about the Toronto Maple Leafs, at least they can say it is one of their own who holds the record for most points in a single game. February 7, 1976 was a magical evening for Sittler, as he amassed 6 goals and 4 assists against the Boston Bruins and rookie goaltender Dave Reece. Welcome to the show, kid. No other NHL player has recorded more than 8 points in a game. Sam Gagner was the most recent to do so in 2012 against the Chicago Blackhawks. Many would say that Gagner is one of the least likely players you’d expect to challenge the streak, while others may have a hard time believing that the Blackhawks could even allow so many goals in one game. That just goes to show that anyone, on any given night, can break, or tie the record. However, a single team scoring 10 goals in a game is extremely rare, let alone a single player getting a point on each of them. This lends to the belief that Sittler’s record is safe for a while, if not forever.

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