Columbus and Minnesota Tie NHL Record by Scoring Two Goals in Two Seconds (Video)
Did you ever wonder what the NHL record is for two goals in the shortest amount of time? Because that trivia question was answered on Tuesday night thanks to Nick Foligno of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Mikael Granlund of the Minnesota Wild. The two players scored goals just two seconds apart in the final minute of last night’s game as Columbus tried desperately to come back from a two goal deficit.
With just under a minute left and Minnesota up 2-1, Zach Parise scored an empty netter to give the Wild a two-goal lead. However, 40 seconds later, Foligno made it a one-goal game once again by chipping a backhander over a sprawling Devan Dubnyk.
Unfortunately for the Blue Jackets, at that point there were just 16 seconds left in the game, leaving them no choice but to be aggressive on the ensuing faceoff. And when center Ryan Johansen whiffed on his attempt to kick the puck forward to himself, it gave Granlund a clean shot at the open net. So he rifled it home. Ergo two goals in two seconds.
Take a look:
On a side note, somebody tell the Minnesota Wild bench that they actually won the game. Those guys looked downright depressed.