Thursday, October 17, 2013

Hall Scores Two Goals in Eight Seconds, Oilers Still Lose to Islanders

Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall broke one of Wayne Gretzky's scoring records on Thursday night in Long Island when he notched two tallies in eight seconds in the first period against the Islanders (Gretzky had two in nine seconds in 1981 to set the previous Oiler record).  

Hall scored his second and third goals of the season at 15:52 and 16:00 of the first to give Edmonton a 2-1 lead, but second period markers by Kyle Okposo and John Tavares helped the Islanders drop Edmonton to 1-6-1 on the season.

Hall also broke Gretzky's record for the fastest hat-trick to start a game in Oilers history last year, when he netted three goals in the opening 7:53 of a 4-0 victory over the Canucks in Edmonton. Gretzky had held the record since 1986, with a time of 12:38. 

The Islanders improved to 3-2-2 with the victory.