Alexander Ovechkin, captain of the Washington Capitals scored 2 seconds in the power play, late in the first period of game 1 of Eastern Conference finals of the 2017-2018 Stanley Cup playoffs.

What are the fastest power play goals ever scored in the regular season and postseason in the history of the NHL?

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    It won't be much quicker than that :-p I suppose there's probably some crazy example where someone scored directly from the faceoff. Or certainly something where it went straight to a shot, like this. But doubt you'll get an official record when it's going to be such quick values, and no one likely bothers precisely timing such! May 14, 2018 at 21:05

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Adrian Kempe of the LA Kings broke the record on January 9, 2020. He scored 1 second (actually 0.9, since it was inside the last minute of the period and the clock was showing tenths) into the power play directly off the faceoff.



Power play started at 19:50 of period 3. Goal scored at 19:51 of period 3.


Alex Ovechkin appears to have at least tied this record in looking at the Game Stats of the Caps' 6 to 0 win over the Canes on April 20, 2019. In P3 there is a penalty call at 10:12 and Ovie's PPG is at 10:14.

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