Maybe Joe Malone's seven goal performance way back in the 1920s, but even that, I would say, isn't on par with what Wilt did.
Depends how you look at it. The average number of points scored in 1961/62 in the NBA was over 230. Thus scoring 100 points was only about 43% of the average scoring total in a game.
In 1916/17 there were about 10 goals scored per game, so scoring 7 goals in a game would be about 70% of the average number of goals scored in a game.
In 1954/55 there were 5.04 goals scored per game, so the 5 goals scored by Bernie Geoffrion in a game that year is nearly 100% of the average number of goals scored in a game. That may well be the most impressive scoring game in the nhl, given the low scoring the era.
Id say a 60 save shutout would be equally as impressive. A save every minute, thats pretty dominant.
Whats the most saves a goalies every made in a single game? For a shutout? Looked around but couldnt really find a nice set of stats
I dont think 10pts over a 60minute game can compare to 100pts in a basketball game which I think is even shorter. I know the nature of the sports are much different but when were discussing dominance I think the person who was most apparent over the course of the game would be considered the most dominant. Every time Wilt scores your hearing, " WILT SCORES AGAIN, ANOTHER DUNK " but with Sittler Im sure some of those pts were garbage pts where he really didnt do much. With a goalie I can see it being much more dominant and impressive, every minute your gonna hear the guys name making a save, sure some might be very simple saves, but some will definitely be "Holy Mackinaw" worthy. And than to not let one past you... daym. Now if someone could find me some stats...
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Most Points in an NBA Game
100 Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia New York 3/2/1962
81 Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers Toronto 1/22/2006
78 Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia LA Lakers 12/8/1961 (3OT)
73 David Thompson, Denver Detroit 4/9/1978
73 Wilt Chamberlain, San Francisco New York 11/16/1962
73 Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Chicago 1/13/1962
72 Wilt Chamberlain, San Francisco LA Lakers 11/3/1962
71 David Robinson, San Antonio LA Clippers 4/24/1994
71 Elgin Baylor, LA Lakers New York 11/15/1960
70 Wilt Chamberlain, San Francisco Syracuse 3/10/1963
Most Points in an NHL Game
10 (6g-4a) - Darryl Sittler, Toronto, vs. Boston, Feb. 7, 1976.
8 (5-3) - Maurice Richard, Montreal, vs. Detroit, Dec. 28, 1944.
8 (4-4) Bert Olmstead, Montreal, vs. Chicago, Jan. 9, 1954.
8 (4-4) Tom Bladon, Philadelphia, vs. Cleveland, Dec. 11, 1977.
8 (5-3) Bryan Trottier, N.Y. Islanders, vs. N.Y. Rangers, Dec. 23, 1978.
8 (4-4) Peter Stastny, Quebec, at Washington, Feb. 22, 1981.
8 (3-5) Anton Stastny, Quebec, at Washington, Feb. 22, 1981.
8 (3-5) Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton, vs. New Jersey, Nov. 19, 1983.
8 (4-4) Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton, vs. Minnesota, Jan. 4, 1984.
8 (2-6) Paul Coffey, Edmonton, vs. Detroit, March 14, 1986.
8 (2-6) Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh, vs. St. Louis, Oct. 15, 1988.
8 (2-6) Bernie Nicholls, Los Angeles, vs. Toronto, Dec. 1, 1988.
8 (5-3) Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh, vs. New Jersey, Dec. 31, 1988.
8 (4-4) Sam Gagner, Edmonton, vs. Chicago, Feb. 2, 2012.
Based on this, I think Chamberlain's 100 point game is the most impressive. For one, if you throw aside his triple OT game and Kobe's game, he's outscoring the other best performances of all-time 10/7. Also, so many of the top performances were by Chamberlain himself. You could interpret this as pure dominance, but you could also make an argument for weaker competition.
With Sittler, it's very impressive that no one else had a 9 point game, and it's tougher to break away from the pack relative to basketball, but I'm just going by that 10/8 ratio against the other best performances.