RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes set a franchise
record by scoring three goals in 43 seconds during the first period
against Tampa Bay on Saturday night.
On the ensuing faceoff, Dan Boyle whiffed on a pass in his own
end, sending the puck directly to Craig Adams. Denis stopped Adams
in close, but Kevyn Adams got to the rebound and pushed it into the
net just 9 seconds later.
Then, with the Hurricanes pushing up ice, Cole dropped a pass to
Ray Whitney on the right side, then got the puck back at the left
post for a give-and-go goal at 9:06 to make it 3-1.
The NHL record for fastest three goals is 20 seconds by the
Boston Bruins against Vancouver on Feb. 25, 1971.