Thursday, December 18, 2014

Lehigh Valley Scores 3 Goals in 21 Seconds to Break AHL Record

There are fast starts to hockey games and then there are BLAZING, RIPPING, IN-YOUR-FACE, AFTERBURNER starts. The latter is what the Lehigh Valley Phantoms got on Wednesday evening when they faced off against the Binghamton Senators. The Phantoms, the Philadelphia Flyers AHL affiliate, got goals from Petr Straka, Jason Akeson and Andrew Gordon in 21 seconds to tie a record for the fastest three goals in the history of the league.

The outburst was complete at :36, which led to the pulling of Binghamton's shellshocked goalie, Andrew Hammond.

Matt Larkin of the Hockey News had some fun with Hammond's miserable 36-second evening:
Time for some fun with numbers. Divide three goals by 36 seconds, multiply that number by 60 (seconds), and multiply that number by 60 (minutes) to get Hammond’s GAA for the night. You get 299.999999. Probably fair to round that puppy up to an even 300.00.

No AHL team has ever scored three goals quicker than the Phantoms' trio on Wednesday. Read more about the historic night from the team's official website here.