Lightning, Blue Jackets set records in 5OT Game 1


The Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets played the fourth-longest game in NHL history on Tuesday.

Brayden Point scored 90:27 into overtime to give the Lightning a 3-2 win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

It was the third five-overtime game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. There have been two games to play six overtimes.

Here is a look at NHL records set and other noteworthy items from Tuesday:

Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo made 85 saves, most in a game in NHL history. Kelly Hrudey made 73 saves for the New York Islanders in a 3-2 four-overtime win against the Washington Capitals on April 18, 1987.

Video: CBJ@TBL, Gm1: Korpisalo

Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones played 65:06, the most by a skater since 1997-98, when time on ice was first officially tracked. Dallas Stars defenseman Sergei Zubov played 63:51 in a 4-3 five-overtime loss to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim on April 24, 2003.

Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski played 61:14, fourth in history behind Jones, Zubov and Stars defenseman Derian Hatcher, who played 62:02 in that April 24, 2003 game.

Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy made 61 saves, a Tampa Bay record. Nikolai Khabibulin made 60 saves in a 2-1 three-overtime win against the Capitals on April 20, 2003.

The teams combined for a playoff record 151 shots, including 88 by Tampa Bay, also a playoff record for one team since shots on goal became an official statistic in 1959-60. The Islanders and Capitals (April 18, 1987), and the Vancouver Canucks and Stars (April 11, 2007) each combined for 132.

The game was the longest in Lightning history. Tampa Bay played 111:12 (51:12 of overtime) in a 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils on May 2, 2003.

Video: Point’s 5OT goal gives Lightning win in Game 1

The Lightning are the eighth team in NHL history to have at least 70 shots on goal in a playoff game.

The last time the first game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs required multiple overtimes was in 1951. Maurice Richard scored the winner at 1:09 of the fourth overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 3-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings on March 27.

The longest NHL game took place March 26, 1936, and overtime lasted a total of 116:30. Mud Bruneteau of the Red Wings scored at 16:30 of the sixth overtime for a 1-0 win against the Montreal Maroons.

The other longest NHL games were: Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs (164:46, April 3, 1933; 1-0 Toronto), and Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins (152:01, May 4, 2000; 2-1 Philadelphia).

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