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Lightning Round: Bolts set record for fastest back-to-back goals in franchise history

Corey Perry and Erik Cernak team up to do something that the Lightning have never done before

Tampa Bay Lightning v St Louis Blues Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images

Things were looking quite positive for the Tampa Bay Lightning early in the first period last night against the St Louis Blues. Corey Perry had just scored on the power play to double their lead. Ross Colton won the post-goal face-off and the puck made it over to Erik Cernak just inside the red line. His plan was to hammer it into the Blues’ zone so that the Lightning could get their forecheck going once again. Instead this happened:

The puck crossed the goalline just 5 seconds after Perry’s goal and in doing so established a new record for the fastest back-to-back goals in franchise history. The previous record had been nine seconds, a feat accomplished three times, all victories for the Lightning.

March 25th, 2016 - Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov

January 14th, 2014 - Victor Hedman and Nikita Kucherov

January 9th, 2004 - Dave Andreychuk and Fredrik Modin

The NHL record for fastest two goals by one team is an amazing two seconds. Max Domi and Joel Armia scored back to back goals in the blink of an eye against the Washington Capitals in a 6-4 victory on November 1st, 2018. There is a bit of a cravat to that record. It came at the end of the game and the Capitals had pulled the goaltender for the face-off after Domi’s goal.

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