Stat Trick: Capitals 5, Isles 4 in Shootout

Posted: 11th November 2009 by Eric Hornick in NHL
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Trent Hunter, playing for the first time in over a month, scored on a power play with 2:08 to playáto force overtime, but in the eventual shootout, the Capitals got an 11th round goal from Chris Clark to beat the Islanders 5-4 in the longest shootout in Islander history and the longest in the NHL this season.á On to the trick... 1.á It certainly didn't start well for the Isles as Alex Semin scored the first of his two goals just eight seconds into the game.á It was the earliest goal ever allowed by the Islanders (breaking a record set by Kevin Hatcher, also of the Caps,áon Jan. 27, 1991) and tied the Capital record (set by Gaetan Duchesne is 1987) for their earliest goal.á It's only the 22nd time in NHL history that a goal has been scored in the first eight seconds. 2.á The Islander ...

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