NHL playoffs 2019: Jets and Hurricanes make history with first-minute goals

It only took a combined 29 seconds for each of Thursday night’s first two Stanley Cup playoff games to reach 1-0.

Warren Foegele kicked off the action just 17 seconds into the Hurricanes’ 2-1 win over the Capitals on the team’s first rush of the game. About 90 minutes later, Adam Lowry put the Jets on the board 12 seconds after the first puck drop.

This was the first time in NHL history that multiple playoff games featured a goal in the first 20 seconds on the same day. In addition, these were the fourth and fifth goals of the current postseason to come 20 seconds or sooner into a game, tying three other years for the most such goals in a first round.

The Sharks came close to adding to Thursday’s lore but didn’t manage to score until the 1:16 mark.

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