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AHL’s Abbotsford Heat Scores Two Goals In 3 Seconds (Video)
In the world of sports, you wouldn’t think that there is much an athlete can accomplish in just three seconds, but as we’ve learned in the past, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
For starters, there was little-known MMA fighter Steve Ramirez who needed just three seconds to record a knockout at a PureCombat event a few years back. And last night, the Abbotsford Heat of the AHL proved that they could get plenty accomplished in just three seconds, as that was all the time they needed to score two goals against the Toronto Marlies.
Their first goal of the game came 4:28 into the third period, as forward Steve McCarthy picked up the puck inside the Marlies’ zone and drove hard to the net, beating goaltender Ben Scrivens for the short-handed goal. And while the AHL Live telecast was still showing replays of McCarthy’s goal, Heat center Ben Street notched the team’s second goal just three seconds later, as he fired the puck from the face-off circle and beat an unsuspecting Scrivens., setting a new AHL record for fastest consecutive goals in the process.
Unfortunately, we don’t get to see the second goal, because they were still playing replays of the first when it occurred, but check out the video below, and you’ll get the idea of how it all unfolded.
In case you were wondering, the AHL’s previous record for fastest consecutive goals was five seconds, set back in 2003. And interestingly enough, in the Heat’s case, their consecutive goals in three seconds occurred while they were killing a penalty!
And it would take a lengthy 14 minutes before the Heat scored their next goal, as they cruised to the impressive 3-0 victory over the Marlies.