Three shots, three goals, 21 seconds: that's all it took for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms to set an AHL record on Wednesday night.
First, Petr Straka scored on Binghamton Senators goalie Andrew Hammond on the game's first shot, just :15 in. Jason Akeson doubled the lead 12 seconds later, and Andrew Gordon notched the record-setting goal nine seconds after that -- the whole span filling up the scoresheet just :36 into the game.
No team has ever scored three goals within 20 seconds. The Phantoms scored 3 goals in 21 seconds tonight, which at least ties fastest ever.— Bob Rotruck (@BobRotruck) December 18, 2014
Not everyone is jazzed about the record, however. Hammond's start was cut very short after the third tally, his stat line for the night an almost unbelievable 300.00 GAA and 0.00 save percentage
Senators goalie Scott Greenham took over for Hammond in net, and was able to stop all three shots he faced for the rest of the period.
-- Judy Cohen