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Gretzky cracks 200-point barrier

Updated: March 19, 2002, 11:19 AM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

March 25, 1982

Wayne Gretzky, 21 and in his third NHL season, becomes the first player to crack the 200-point barrier. Two assists put him over 200 and then the Great One scores two short-handed goals 27 seconds apart in Edmonton's 7-2 victory over Calgary. The four points boost Gretzky's total to 203.

"He never thinks about scoring; he's playing for the team and not himself," Oilers coach Glen Sather says. "That's what makes him the player he is. He doesn't want to lose in ...

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