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Oilers' Taylor Hall scores 2 goals in 8 seconds, breaks Gretzky's 32-year-old team mark

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Edmonton Oilers\' Taylor Hall (4), Mark Arcobello (26), Jeff Petry (2) and Jordan Eberle (14) celebrate Hall\'s second goal in the first period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek) Author: The Hockey News

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Oilers' Taylor Hall scores 2 goals in 8 seconds, breaks Gretzky's 32-year-old team mark

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. - Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall scored two goals just eight seconds apart to break the team mark set by Wayne Gretzky.

The 21-year-old Hall connected at 15:52 of the first period with a wrist shot from the left circle and then knocked a rebound past New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov at 16:00 on Thursday night.

Gretzky, the NHL career leader in goals and points, scored two goals in nine seconds against St. Louis on Feb. 18, 1981, in the third period of Edmonton's 9-2 victory.

Hall, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft, turned Edmonton's deficit into a 2-1 lead. He entered play Thursday with only one goal in seven games this season.

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Oilers' Taylor Hall scores 2 goals in 8 seconds, breaks Gretzky's 32-year-old team mark