Sleep well last night?
Starting to watch a hockey game in the afternoon and finishing it around bedtime is not ideal for a fan, let alone the players who are, you know, actually playing. Last night, many of us witnessed the fourth-longest game in NHL history that spanned over six hours.
Even with the loss for the Blue Jackets, it led to a lot of fun statistics and records broken. Let's take a look at some of the best, per both teams.
With Brayden Point ending the game 10:27 into the fifth overtime, it was the longest playoff game in Blue Jackets history and the fourth-longest in NHL history (150:27). The previous longest CBJ playoff game ended 9:00 into the second overtime (89:00) when Lars Eller scored for Washington on Apr. 17, 2018 (3-2 W).
The Blue Jackets and Lightning combined for 151 shots (TBL-88, CBJ-63) to establish the highest combined single-game total by two teams in a single playoff game in NHL history since shots on goal were officially tracked in 1955-56.
G Joonas Korpisalo turned aside 85-of-88 shots (.966 save percentage) to set an NHL record for most saves in a game (since 1955-56 when shots on goal were officially tracked). He surpassed Kelly Hrudey’s 73 saves on 75 shots for the NY Islanders in a 3-2 overtime victory over the Washington Capitals on Apr. 18, 1987. It also surpassed Sergei Bobrovsky' club record of 54 saves at Washington on Apr. 15, 2018 (5-4 OTW).
D Seth Jones set a single-game club record and NHL record for minutes played in a single game (65:06), surpassing Dallas’ Sergei Zubov 63:51 recorded on Apr. 23, 2003 vs. Anaheim in (TOI kept since 1998-99). He added his second assist and third point of the playoffs with a first-period goal. He had 2-2-4 in four playoff games against the Lightning in the 2019 ECQF.
We can't leave the Lightning out of a numbers rundown from this epic. Andrei Vasilevskiy's 61 saves in the overtime win eclipse Nikolai Khabibulin (60 in Game 6 of the 2003 CQF) for most saves in a Stanley Cup Playoff game in Lightning history.