Skip to content

Video: van Riemsdyk sets new Maple Leafs record with second period goal

Mar 28, 2014, 8:41 PM EDT

Well, that was quick.

Toronto Maple Leafs forward James van Riemsdyk scored only four seconds into the second period of Friday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers, setting a new franchise record for the fastest goal in a period.

The goal was technically at even strength, three seconds after Zac Rinaldo finished serving a too many men on the ice minor that carried over from late in the first period. Right off the faceoff at center ice, Tyler Bozak sent van Riemsdyk in alone down the left side, and he beat Steve Mason on the glove side.

  1. killerpgh - Mar 28, 2014 at 9:11 PM

    What the hell was Timonen doing on that face-off? Even if the Flyers had the normal 5 players on the ice for the face-off at center he was lined up way too wide. He was at the offside face-off dot giving the Leafs over 3/4 of the ice since the other d-man had to shift up to wing for the face-off since they were shorthanded. Wouldn’t expect that type of positioning from Kimmo on such a simple play.

    • icelovinbrotha215 - Mar 29, 2014 at 10:42 AM

      That was on Coburn.

  2. nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 28, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    Inexplicably left out of this story, at least at 9:45pm, is that the goal tied the NHL record for fastest goal from the start of a period, JVR joins Claude Provost (Habs 1957) and Denis Savard (Hawks 1986).

  3. orangegesus - Mar 28, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    He’s still a pigeon.


    I’d love to still have this kid in Orange and Black.

    Sweet goal, JVR.

  4. beergold - Mar 29, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    One of about three Leafs worth his contract!

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. P. Kessel (1769)
  2. P. Kane (1392)
  3. M. Richards (1275)
  4. P. Datsyuk (1261)
  5. N. Backstrom (1117)