In the Los Angeles Kings' 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Thursday, they were able to do something magical. They scored two goals in nine seconds.
Rookie Jonny Brodzinski scored his second of the season at 10:01 of the second period from rookie Kurtis MacDermid. For MacDermid, it was his first National Hockey League assist. Then at 10:10 of the second period, MacDermid recorded his second NHL career assist when he and Trevor Lewis set up Jussi Jokinen for his first goal in a Los Angeles Kings uniform. Jokinen's goal was also the game winning goal for the Kings.
However even though the Kings scored twice in nine seconds, what they accomplished was not a franchise record. Three times the Kings have scored twice in six seconds. On March 10, 1968, Bill Flett and Eddie Joyal scored six seconds apart in a 4-3 Kings win over the New York Rangers. On Nov. 2, 1972, Ralph Backstrom scored twice for the Kings in six seconds in a 5-2 Kings win over the Boston Bruins. Then on April 15, 1999, Doug Bodger and Luc Robitaille scored twice in six seconds in a 4-3 overtime win for the Kings over the Anaheim Ducks.