The goal came at 14:47 of the second period. Gretzky took a cross-ice pass from defenseman Marty McSorley on a give-and-go that left Vancouver goalie Kirk McLean badly out of position and allowed Gretzky to score into a virtually empty net.
"Luc [Robitaille] made a nice play to Marty and Marty made a really nice play to me to get me the puck and I basically had an empty net to throw it into, " Gretzky said. If you look at the play, McSorley made such a good play that everybody, defense and the goalie, were over this way. I don't think Marty could have drawn it up better.
The sellout crowd erupted as teammates, led by Luc Robitaille and followed closely by McSorley, mobbed him in the moments after Gretzky raised his arms in triumph. "It was really cool, " McSorley said Wednesday while serving as a coach at the Wayne Gretzky Fantasy Camp. People always say to me,'You were responsible for the record. I feel zero responsibility because Wayne is going to break the record.Somebody is going to assist on it and it was a real pleasure that it was me that got that honor. LIKE OPENING MAY BE VIEWED ON MY YouTube CHANNEL "WHODAT 7030". 50 CENTS EACH ADDITIONAL SINGLE CARD. The item "2012-13 UPPER DECK THE CUP BUY BACK WAYNE GRETZKY #1/1 HOCKEY AUTO CARD #22/25" is in sale since Tuesday, April 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop\Sports Trading Cards\Ice Hockey Cards". The seller is "whodat7030" and is located in Tucson, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.