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The Drive for Five

Updated: January 27, 2006, 2:27 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Signature game Dec. 30, 1981 - Hours before tonight's game, Wayne Gretzky, who had scored 45 goals in 38 games, cooked bacon and eggs for himself and roommate Kevin Lowe in their Edmonton apartment. "He really doesn't say much [about his goals]," Lowe said, "but when I talked to him he said there was no reason why he couldn't score five against the Flyers."

And then the modest 20-year-old Oilers center went out and did the unbelievable. He scored on (1) a five-footer from the edge of ...

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