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Downie sets Bolts mark with 2 goals in 11 seconds

Posted on: February 12, 2012 11:13 pm

By Brian Stubits

The Tampa Bay Lightning franchise isn't that old, so franchise records aren't always the most impressive at this point. The storied history isn't exactly storied.

But two goals from one player in 11 seconds? That's good for any franchise.

So considering the team we're talking about here, it had to be Steven Stamkos right? Or maybe Vincent Lecavalier or Martin St. Louis? Try Steve Downie.

Downie is known more for his pest-like ways and fighting, but he's not completely new to the scoring thing. He does have 11 on the season after Sunday's outburst.

But still, you're not used to seeing Downie going on a scoring spree even if it is against the Penguins' backup goaltender Brent Johnson.

Of course, Johnson was pretty tough the other 59:49 of the game, not allowing a goal all that time.

The previous franchise record for Tampa Bay was 16 seconds, pulled off by Jason Weimer back in 1997.

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