The St. Louis Blues win over the Dallas Stars turned from a trickle of goals into an avalanche of pucks that resulted in the four fastest goals scored in NHL history.
Even though the goals were split over two periods, four goals were scored within 49 seconds of elapsed clock time, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Stars forward Travis Moen started the scoring marathon with a penalty shot with :11 left in the first period.
It was Moen's first career penalty shot and second goal of the season, which was notable in its own right:
The real fun started in the second period when Blues forward Patrik Berglund’s wrist shot outwitted goalie Kari Lehtonen just 15 seconds after puck drop. Jaden Schwartz followed up with a goal of his own 17 seconds later. Not wanting to be outdone on home ice, Stars captain Jamie Benn responded with his own goal six seconds after Schwartz.
Dallas couldn’t keep up the scoring pace and eventually lost 7-5. The Stars’ playoff hopes continue to slip away as they are six points out of a wild card position at 84 points overall. The Blues are comfortably in second place in the Central Division with 103 points.