Tyler Toffoli and Dillon Dube scored in the first 30 seconds, Nazem Kadri hit the kick-off in the middle of the third quarter, and Tuesday night the Calgary Flames beat the San Jose Sharks 7-3.
Jonathan Huberdeau and Elias Lindholm each provided three assists. Assisting Kadri’s tiebreak, Lucic scored his first two goals of the season in the last two games.
Jacob Markstrom made 24 saves for back-to-back wins against the Sharks.
Toffoli scored 15 seconds, and Dube 15 seconds later equalized them for the fifth-fastest two goals to start a game in NHL history.
Sharks forward Nico Sturm scored in the ninth game of the season. Timo Meier and Alexander Barabanov also scored for San Jose. James Reimer made 32 saves.
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Meier has goals in back-to-back matches.
The sharks struggled to gain much attention until late in the game. He showed that they were behind 24-14 in two periods. Barabanov’s goal came with 37 seconds left in the second period, which turned the momentum in San Jose’s favor.
Markstrom should have stayed steady in the third round as the Sharks had 13 shots on goal. Meier equalized 3-all 3:58 in the period.
Lucic’s goal passed Reimer to make the score 4-3 at 16:43. Toffoli added the second to the empty net at 18:22 and Kadri scored again 20 seconds later.
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The record for fastest two goals to start a game was broken on March 28, 1982 in Los Angeles by the Edmonton Oilers, who scored two goals in 24 seconds.
Sharks forward Matt Nieto played in his 600th NHL game. Defensive Matt Benning plays his 400th career game. San Jose forward Luke Kunin has had anterior cruciate ligament surgery and is expected to be off the field for six to eight months. Mario Ferraro returns to the Sharks roster for the first time since November 25. Flames defender Chris Tanev played his first game since December 12.
The Flames will face the Kings as the Sharks host Minnesota Wild in Los Angeles on Thursday.