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This Goal By Marian Gaborik Just Earned The Rangers The Triple OT Victory (Video)
The New York Rangers and the Washington Capitals just set the new mark for the longest playoff game this season, as Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal ended 14:41 into the third overtime after Marian Gaborik beat Braden Holtby with a quick shot from just above the goal crease. That goal gave the Rangers the 2-1 victory, and a 2-1 series lead.
The goal was Gaborik’s second point of the night, as he also assisted on Ryan Callahan’s goal 6:41 into the second period, which put the Rangers up 1-0 at the time. The Caps would respond less than five minutes later, as John Carlson sent a wrister over the blocker of Henrik Lundqvist and into the back of the net to tie things up at 1-1.
That resulted in an additional 54:41 minutes of hockey, on top of the 60 minutes that they were already scheduled to play. In case math isn’t your thing, that means they played a total of one hour, 54 minutes and 41 seconds of hard-hitting hockey before this happened.