Fun story. Imagine an arena announcer trying to deal with such a scenario in today's game. Having to go "Goal--", "Goal--", "Goal--" before he can even call the assists. Evenutally givng up and just announcing over the intercom: "Ah the hell with it--unless I say otherwise, it was Frank McGee who got the goal, and we'll just mail stat sheets of tonight's game to everyone."
@ScottM Some sports records will just never be broke. Different sport, but Old Ross Radbourne won 59 games as a pitcher in the 1886 season....and just as incredible, Matt Kilroy struck out 513 batters the same year....they will never be touched.