Panthers Beat Hurricanes in Four Overtimes

“Definitely tired, but I think you’re less tired if you win,” Tkachuk said after the game. “I’m sure both teams are gassed right now.”

Goalies Sergei Bobrovsky of Florida and Frederik Andersen of Carolina aside, the ironman of the game was defenseman Brandon Montour of Florida, who spent 57 minutes 56 seconds on the ice.

A game like no other though? Tell it to the Maroons.

In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoff semifinal on March 24, 1936, the Montreal Maroons faced the Detroit Red Wings at the old Forum in Montreal. Then as now, the rule was: Keep playing until someone scores.

So you thought the Panthers and Hurricanes had trouble scoring? The two professional teams on that night in Montreal managed not a single goal in regulation or five full overtimes. Finally, with 3:30 to go in the sixth overtime, Mud Bruneteau managed to put the puck in the net, winning it for the Red Wings, 1-0.

(The Associated Press article about the game printed in The Times rather primly referred to Mud by his given name, Modere.)

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