Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Fastest/Slowest First Goal in Bandits' game (2007 to 2017)

It took more than seven minutes for someone to score in Game One of the NLL Finals of 2016 between the Bandits and Rush. I received a tweet from a fan wondering if that was some sort of record.

And so, as a public service, I'm looking. It turns out the first goal in the first game of the final came later than any goal in more than two years, so our loyal reader was on to something.

Let's take a look at all recent Bandit games, including playoffs, starting with the fastest opening goal:

Time - Scorer - Team - Date
0:05 - G. Snider - Philadelphia - 1/26/08
0:07 - M. Hominuck - Buffalo - 1/26/13
0:09 - J. Walters - Rochester - 3/14/09
0:10 - D. Westervelt - Philadelphia - 1/3/09
0:11 - J. Thorimbert - Buffalo - 5/21/16*
0:13 - A. Malcom - Buffalo - 4/19/16
0:13 - M. Steenhuis - Buffalo - 3/21/09
0:13 - A. Iannucci - Philadelphia - 3/1/08
0:13 - T. Hoffarth - Vancouver - 1/21/17
0:15 - C. Jamieson - Rochester - 3/10/12

And now the slowest opening goal:

Time - Scorer - Team - Date
12:14 - M. Steenhuis - Buffalo - 3/13/10
10:51 - J. Walters - Rochester - 2/8/14
 8:29 - J. Tavares - Buffalo - 8:29 - 2/11/07
 7:51 - M. Matthews - Saskatchewan - 5/28/16*
 7:39 - M. Steenhuis - Buffalo - 4/5/08
 7:28 - J. Walters - Rochester - 3/5/11
 7:20 - J. Hall - New York - 5/9/09*
 6:49 - R. Benesch - Minnesota - 3/17/12
 6:06 - R. Benesch - New England - 1/28/17
 6:05 - J. Hall - Rochester - 2/14/15

* - Playoff game

Updated through May 3, 2017

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