Detroit's Johan Franzen
scored three goals in a span of 3:26 in the first period against San Jose on Thursday night on the way to matching the Stanley Cup record for most points in a period.
Franzen scored at 7:50, 10:44 and 11:16 of the first period against Sharks' goaltender Evgeni Nabokov
. He originally was credited with Detroit's first goal at 5:40, but a scoring change during the first intermission gave the goal to Todd Bertuzzi
, with Franzen getting an assist.
That made Franzen the 13th player in NHL history to score four points in one period of a playoff game -- it's been done 14 times, twice by Mario Lemieux
. The last player to do it was Dallas' Brad Richards
, who had a goal and three assists in the third period of a 5-2 win over San Jose on April 27, 2008.
Franzen, who extended his playoff scoring streak to 11 games, got his fourth of the night during a third-period power play, making him the first player to score four times in a
playoff game since Anaheim's Joffrey Lupul
, who scored all of his team's goals in the Ducks' 4-3 overtime win over Edmonton on May 9, 2006.
Franzen finished the night with 4 goals and 2 assists for 6 points, the most by a Red Wing in their playoff history.
Only two players have ever scored four goals in a period. Philadelphia's Tim Kerr
scored four consecutive goals in a span of 8:16 in the second period of the Flyers' 6-5 win over the New York Rangers
on April 13, 1985. Kerr scored at 10:06, 14:58, 16:42 and 18:22 against New York's Glen Hanlon
Kerr's three goals in 3:24 are the fastest in playoff history; he did it two seconds faster than Franzen.
Lemieux scored at 2:15, 3:45, 6:55 and 17:09 of the first period against Ron Hextall
in Pittsburgh's 10-7 win over Philadelphia on April 25, 1989. Lemieux added another goal and a trio of assists for an eight-point night, matching the single-game mark set by New Jersey's Patrick Sundstrom on April 22, 1988.