Minnesota Wild, Buffalo Sabres combine to score three goals in 17 seconds (video)
The Minnesota Wild is riding a four-game losing streak after starting the season 7-3 and the Buffalo Sabres are the worst team in the NHL with a 3-12-2 record. Both teams rank in the bottom half in the league in goals-per-game average with the Sabres sitting dead last, so it wasn’t expected that an offensive, goal-scoring onslaught would occur before the two squads took the ice at Xcel Energy Center on Thursday night.
But, hoo boy, did it ever.
The Wild and Sabres combined for six goals in an up-and-down, back-and-forth 1st period with the Wild scoring the final two goals to end the first session with a 4-2 lead.
But the wackiest aspect of all was that the Wild and Sabres scored back-to-back-to-back goals in rapid succession, 14 seconds to be exact.
First — although the second goal of the game — Ryan Carter scored a nifty goal, deflecting the puck off the top of his stick to knot the game up at 1-1.
The Wild notched another goal only seven seconds later when Nino Niederreiter put one behind Jhonas Enroth.
Finally, to complete the three-goal onslaught, Zemgus Girgensons scored to tie the game at 2-2, only 10 seconds later, a goal that chased Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper.