Montreal Canadiens set NHL record with 2 goals in 2 seconds

Max Domi celebrates after his third-period goal put Montreal ahead 5-4. The Canadiens would set an NHL record by scoring two seconds later to ice the game.
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Max Domi celebrates after his third-period goal put Montreal ahead 5-4. The Canadiens would set an NHL record by scoring two seconds later to ice the game.

Credit: Minas Panagiotakis

Credit: Minas Panagiotakis

The Montreal Canadiens set an NHL record Thursday night, scoring two goals in two seconds during their 6-4 victory against the Washington Capitals, The Sporting News reported.

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The back-to-back goals by Max Domi and Joel Armia at the Bell Centre were the fastest two goals ever scored by one team, breaking a record that had stood in the National Hockey League since 1935, TSN reported.

Domi scored with 21 seconds remaining to give the Canadiens a 5-4 lead against the defending Stanley Cup champions. Armia added an empty-net goal less than two seconds later after Montreal’s Phillip Danault won the draw at center ice to seal Montreal’s win.

The previous record was three seconds, set by the St. Louis Eagles on March 12, 1935. It was equaled on Jan. 21, 2004, by the Minnesota Wild, and by the New York Islanders on Nov. 30, 2016.

Players from different teams have scored two seconds apart. On Dec. 19, 1987, Ken Linseman of the St. Louis Blues scored at 19:50 of the third period and Doug Gilmour of the Boston Bruins scored two seconds later, NHL.com reported.