Friday, January 21, 2011

Nathan Gerbe Scores 2 In 5 Seconds for Sabres (Video)

The Buffalo Sabres might have lost tonight’s game but Nathan Gerbe showed he can provide some quick strike offense in the process. Gerbe set a franchise record for the fastest goals by one player as he scored twice in 5 seconds. His first goal, on a backhander from the right circle, came with 3:22 left. He then scored on a wrist shot with 3:17 remaining.

The 5-second span matched Pete Mahovlich for the third-fastest goals by a player in NHL history. Mahovlich did for Montreal in 1971. The record is 4 seconds, set by the Montreal Maroons' Nels Stewart in 1931 and matched by Winnipeg's Deron Quint in 1995.

If those five seconds were not entertaining enough for Gerbe he would also take a penalty seven seconds later.