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11 fastest Stanley Cup Playoff overtime goals

Brian Skrudland, J.P. Parise, Alexandre Burrows among players who've ended games quickly

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Jakob Silfverberg scored 45 seconds into overtime Wednesday to give the Anaheim Ducks a 4-3 win against the Edmonton Oilers in Game 4 of their Western Conference Second Round series. That was fast, but it's not even close to the record for the fastest OT goal in a Stanley Cup Playoff game.

Here's a look at the 11 fastest overtime goals in postseason history:

 

1. 9 seconds

Brian Skrudland, Montreal Canadiens, 1986 Stanley Cup Final, Game 2

Skrudland took a pass from Mike McPhee on a 2-on-1 break and beat Calgary Flames goaltender Mike Vernon to give the Canadiens a series-tying 3-2 win. Montreal won the next three games to capture the Cup for the 23rd time.

 

T2. 11 seconds

J.P. Parise, New York Islanders, 1975 Preliminary Round, Game 3

Video: Memories: Parise wins it in OT for the Islanders

The third-year Islanders blew a 3-0 third-period lead in the deciding game of their best-of-3 series. But J.P. Parise stunned the crowd at Madison Square Garden when he went to the net and redirected Jude Drouin's pass from the right corner past Rangers goalie Ed Giacomin for a 4-3 victory, giving the Islanders the first playoff series win in their history. 

 

T2. 11 seconds

Alexandre Burrows, Vancouver Canucks, 2011 Stanley Cup Final, Game 2 

Burrows circled the net and tucked the puck past Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas for the winning goal in a 3-2 victory that gave Vancouver a 2-0 series lead.

 

T4. 12 seconds

Martin Havlat, Chicago Blackhawks, 2009 Western Conference Quarterfinals, Game 1

Havlat gave the Blackhawks a win in their first playoff game in seven years when he took a pass from Dave Bolland and beat goaltender Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff with a wrist shot from the high slot for a 3-2 victory. 

 

T4. 12 seconds

Pit Martin, Chicago Blackhawks, 1972 Quarterfinals, Game 4

Martin got credit for the series-winning goal when Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Tim Horton accidentally tipped the puck behind goalie Jim Rutherford. The 6-5 win completed a four-game sweep.

 

6. 15 seconds

John Tavares, New York Islanders, 2015 Eastern Conference First Round, Game 3

Tavares gave the Islanders their first overtime win in 22 years when he banked a shot off Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby and into the net for a 2-1 win. The Islanders had lost six consecutive OT games since their Game 7 win in the 1993 Patrick Division Final ended Pittsburgh's hopes for a three-peat.

 

7. 18 seconds

Chris Drury, Buffalo Sabres, 2006 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 1

Drury beat Ottawa Senators goaltender Ray Emery from the left circle after taking a pass from Mike Grier for a 7-6 win to end one of the wildest games in Stanley Cup Playoff history. The game went into overtime after Buffalo tied the game twice in the final 1:37 of the third period. 

 

8. 19 seconds

Ted Irvine, Los Angeles Kings, 1969 NHL Quarterfinals, Game 1

Irvine gave the second-year Kings their first overtime win when he beat Oakland Seals goaltender Gary Smith. Irvine scored after Los Angeles couldn't hold a 4-3 lead in the final four minutes of the third period.

 

9. 21 seconds

Randy Gregg, Edmonton Oilers, 1984 Smythe Division Semifinals, Game 2

Gregg, the NHL's only doctor-defenseman, capped Edmonton's comeback from a 4-2 deficit when his point shot got past Winnipeg Jets goalie Marc Behrend for a 5-4 win. The Oilers went on to win the Stanley Cup for the first time.

 

T10. 22 seconds

Steve Payne, Minnesota North Stars, 1981 Quarterfinals, Game 1

Payne's second goal of the game gave the North Stars a 4-3 win. His redirection hit the skate of Sabres defenseman Bill Hajt and went past goaltender Don Edwards.

 

T10. 22 seconds

Dale Hunter, Quebec Nordiques, 1982 Adams Division Semifinals, Game 5

The Nordiques ended the season of their provincial archrivals, the Canadiens, at the Forum when Hunter scored on the first shot of overtime. He picked up the carom of Real Cloutier's miss and beat goalie Rick Wamsley from a sharp angle.

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