Hockey player scores two goals in only eight seconds? It almost sounds unbelievable, but Taylor Hall pulled it off in just eight seconds on Thursday (Oct. 17). According to a report on the game, he actually broke a franchise record that Wayne Gretzky used to hold for the Edmonton Oilers.
After scoring at 15:52 in the first period to tie a game against the New York Islanders, Hall then put in another goal at the 16:00 mark to give the Oilers the lead. It broke the record of nine seconds that had been previously held by Gretzky for quite a while. It was certainly worth noting that the record was taken away from one of the all-time greats in the NHL.
Simply having a hockey player score two goals in eight seconds didn't break the league record though. The record that is held by Nels Stewart of the Montreal Maroons in 1931 and Winnipeg's Deron Quint in 1995 is two goals in four seconds. It takes a lot for a record like that to go into place, including the puck bouncing the right way when needed.
Taylor Hall also holds the franchise record for quickest two goals to start a game for the Edmonton Oilers. He did that last season by scoring two in the first 2 minutes and 43 seconds of the game. This season, he now has three goals and eight assists to his credit, but unfortunately Edmonton has won only one game in the 2013-14 campaign.
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