Time unwasted

With the NHL still in Lockout Hell, you have to wonder if the next league down, the American Hockey League, will gain any extra prominence. Stuff like this will surely help:

The Abbotsford Heat set an American Hockey League record for the fastest two goals scored by one team, finding the net twice in three seconds during a 3-0 win over the Toronto Marlies at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre on Thursday night.

Steve McCarthy scored at 4:28 of the third period to break a scoreless tie, and on the ensuing faceoff, Ben Street shot the puck from center ice and beat Marlies goalie Ben Scrivens to make it 2-0.

Twice in three seconds! (The NHL record, shared by several, is four.) In fact, the TV crew was busy showing the replay of that first goal and never even picked up the second one. And believe it or not, there’s a punchline beyond even that:

Both goals were shorthanded.

Remember this when the children ask “What’s the opposite of a power play?”

Comments are closed.