The Washington Times - March 7, 2013, 07:36PM

The Washington Capitals scored their second-fastest four goals in franchise history Thursday night against the Florida Panthers.

The Caps scored four times in 8:10, which, according to Elias Sports Bureau, was the second-fastest behind only 6:49 against the Minnesota North Stars on Jan. 21, 1986.

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Florida rookie goaltender Jacob Markstrom gave up two goals on the first two shots he faced. Defenseman John Erskine blasted one from the blue line just to get a puck on net that beat Markstrom at 1:58, and then Wojtek Wolski scored on a wraparound at 3:10.

It didn’t get much better for Panthers backup Scott Clemmensen, who gave up a goal on a John Carlson point blast at 5:38 and then a Mike Ribeiro one-timer at 8:10. Those two goals came on the first six shots Clemmensen faced.

Ten different Caps players, including recently signed defenseman Steve Oleksy, registered at least a point in the game’s first 8:10.

The fastest four goals in any span of a game in Caps history was 1:56, against the Toronto Maple Leafs on March 13, 1987.

Thanks to Ben Guerrero of Capitals PR for assist on research.