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Throwback Thursday: On this day in 1987, five Steve Yzerman points lead Detroit Red Wings to victory

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So, without further ado…

On this day in 1987, Steve Yzerman scored five points as the Detroit Red Wings topped the Quebec Nordiques 6-3

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Yzerman helped set the tone early for the Wings as he not only opened the scored 1:57 into the game on the powerplay, but also notched four of five points in the first frame.

Detroit got a goal from Brent Ashton at 3:44 in the first with a Yzerman assist, before Stevey scored again at the 9:48 mark. He got his fourth point, an assist, with two seconds left in the first on a Darren Veitch goal.

“The Red Wings, 26-25-8, increased their Norris Division lead to three points over idle Minnesota. The Nordiques, winless in their last three, fell to 3-29-8 in the Adams Division where they are attempting to fight off last-place Buffalo for the final playoff spot,” penned The Associated Press.

The 21-year-old Yzerman finished the year with 31 goals and 59 assists in 80 games played, before he went on a run-scoring an unbelievable 814 points in his next 524 games over the next six seasons.

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