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Posted on: Saturday, February 6, 2010

On this date: 2005 The New England Patriots win their third Super Bowl in four years


Associated Press

Feb. 6

1943 Montreal's Ray Getliffe scores five goals to lead the Canadiens to an 8-3 triumph over the Boston Bruins.

1958 Ted Williams signs a contract with the Boston Red Sox for $135,000, making him the highest-paid player in major league history.

1967 Muhammad Ali successfully defends his world heavyweight title with a 15-round decision over Ernest Terrell in the Houston Astrodome.

1970 The NBA expands to 18 teams with the addition of franchises in Buffalo, Cleveland, Houston and Portland.

1973 The West beat the East, 123-111, in the ABA All-Star Game held in Salt Lake City. Willie Wise of the Utah Stars leads all scorers with 26. Denver's Warren Jabali wins the MVP after leading the West to a second-half comeback, scoring 12 of his 16 points in the third quarter.

1983 Green Bay's John Jefferson catches a touchdown pass from Dallas' Danny White with 31 seconds remaining to give the NFC a 20-19 win over the AFC in the Pro Bowl.

1985 Seventeen-year-old Dianne Roffe becomes the first U.S. woman to win a gold medal in a World Alpine Ski Championship race, capturing the giant slalom in 2:18.53.

1990 Brett Hull of the St. Louis Blues scores his 50th goal of the season, making him and his Hall of Famer father, Bobby Hull, the only father-son combination in NHL history to reach that milestone.

1993 Mike Gartner, a late addition to the NHL All-Star game, scores four goals to lead the Wales Conference to a record 16-6 rout of the Campbell Conference.

1994 The NFC forces six turnovers and holds onto the ball for 38 minutes en route to a 17-3 win over the AFC in the Pro Bowl.

2000 Randy Moss sets records with nine catches for 212 yards, and Mike Alstott scores three touchdowns in the NFC's 51-31 victory over the AFC, the highest-scoring Pro Bowl.

2000 Pavel Bure records the 11th hat trick in All-Star history and goalie Olaf Kolzig plays a shutout third period as the World team routs North America 9-4 in the NHL's 50th All-Star game.

2005 The New England Patriots win their third Super Bowl in four years, 24-21 over the Philadelphia Eagles. It's their ninth straight postseason victory, equaling Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers.