Flames 8, Nordiques 8, tie
QUEBEC (AP) _ The Calgary Flames tied an NHL record by scoring two goals, both short- handed, in four seconds and also had three goals in a 27-second span during the third period Tuesday night to pull into an 8-8 tie with the Quebec Nordiques.
With the Flames’ Gary Roberts off for roughing in the final minute, Calgary (4-1-2) pulled goaltender Mike Vernon and sent five attackers against the Nordiques.
Doug Gilmour scored with a quick shot from the left faceoff circle at 19:45 and then fed Paul Ranheim off the ensuing faceoff for the tying goal at 19:49 on a wrist shot from the top of the slot.
Three other teams have scored two goals within four seconds, most recently Toronto last December. The shortest time ever between goals is two seconds, accomplished by St. Louis and Boston in 1987.
The Nordiques, helped by two five-minute powerplays when the Flames’ Jiri Hrdina and Theoren Fleury were ejected for drawing blood on high-sticking infractions, led 8-3 with 12:25 remaining.
But at 13:27, Gary Roberts barged through the Quebec defense to beat goaltender Stephane Fiset and duplicated the feat only 16 seconds later. Jim Peplinski then went through the defense to score only nine seconds after that. The fastest time for one team to score three goals is 20 seconds by Boston in 1971.
Peter Stastny, closing in on 1,000 career points, scored two goals and added two assists for Quebec. He needs only two points to become the 23rd player in NHL history to reach 1,000.
Defenseman Jeff Brown had a goal and two assists for Quebec while Darrin Kimble, Curtis Leschyshyn, Michel Goulet, Joe Cirella and Guy Lafleur, with his fifth of the season, also scored for the Nordiques (1-4-1).
The Nordiques took advantage of the penalties Hrdina and Fleury to score four times on the powerplay. Quebec chased Rick Wamsley from the Calgary goal after he gave up his third goal on six shots at the 8:29 mark of the opening period. Mike Vernon went the rest of the way for Calgary.