Take a determined, explosive workforce within the Florida Panthers and put them in opposition to a Montreal Canadiens workforce with nothing to lose, and unusual issues can occur. With 10 mixed objectives between the Panthers (seven) and the Canadiens (three), the 2 groups participated in a completely outrageous first interval on Thursday.
The two groups made historical past (and left a number of goalies very sad). Watch all the carnage within the video under.
Where 10-goal first interval of Panthers and Canadiens ranks in NHL historical past
Two video games share the NHL file of 12 mixed objectives for 2 groups.
In 1980-81, the Buffalo Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs mixed for 12 objectives in an eventual 14-4 win for the Sabres in Buffalo. Years later in 1985-86, the Edmonton Oilers and Chicago Blackhawks mixed for 12 objectives, with Edmonton successful that contest 12-9 in Chicago.
The Panthers set a brand new franchise file for objectives in a single interval with these seven tallies on Thursday, breaking a earlier mark of six — set in opposition to the Bruins in 2000.
By doing that early injury in simply 13:18 of sport time, just one workforce in NHL historical past reached seven objectives sooner than Florida did on Thursday. Amusingly sufficient, that was the 1951 Canadiens, who scored seven objectives in a brisk 11 minutes and 12 seconds.
Via the NHL, seven mixed objectives inside the first 10 minutes of a sport created a six-game tie in league historical past.
The Canadiens additionally tied a franchise file with these seven objectives allowed in a single interval.
Looking at first intervals alone, the one different video games in NHL historical past to match this begin had been the Sabres-Canadiens in 1982 and Flames-Canucks in 1987. This sport certain has that Nineteen Eighties really feel, although.
Only 4 Panthers skaters did not file some extent in thursday’s first-period scoring spree: Anthony Duclair, Anton Lundell, Marc Staal, and Brandon Montour. Sam Montembault suffered via a brief begin for Montreal (three objectives allowed, three saves), however Jake Allen may solely accomplish that a lot, giving up 4 extra objectives within the first interval.
At one level, Florida netminder Sergei Bobrovsky had allowed three objectives on simply three pictures. Absolute mayhem.
Panthers, Canadiens, chaos. (Getty)