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Taylor Hall breaks an old Wayne Gretzky record for the Edmonton Oilers (With Video)


Wayne Gretzky has plenty of records. He can let Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers have one, right? History occurred as the Oilers took on the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

With Edmonton looking to get a much-needed slash in the win column, Hall came out flying. With a little over four minutes left to go in the first period, New York suffered an awful defensive breakdown, leaving No. 4 wide open for a cross-ice feed from Justin Schultz. The team celebrated, having just knotted the game up at one and then went back to the faceoff circle.

That’s when lightning struck.

While the first goal came off of a slick pass, the second one was of the ugly variety. The rebound popped out to Hall, who made no mistake in scoring his second goal in eight seconds.

Gretzky’s mark of nine seconds was the previous record, and he seemed happy for Hall.

 

A few fun things to note about this exchange. First is how casually Pierre LeBrun mentions that the Great One texted him. Secondly, how cool is it that No. 99 remembers who set him up for a goal that he scored back in 1981? All class all around like always from Gretzky.

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