NHL Twitter goes crazy reacting to Lightning vs. Blue Jackets five overtime thriller


Where were you when the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets needed five overtime periods in Game 1 of their first round Stanley Cup Playoff series?

Hockey fans won't soon forget Tuesday's thrilling matchup at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. 

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The Blue Jackets and Lightning opened their series with a 3 p.m. puck drop, and we didn't have a winner until about 9:30 p.m. ET when Tampa Bay center Brayden Point scored in the fifth overtime for a 3-2 victory. The last playoff game to require five overtimes was a 2003 matchup between the Anaheim Ducks and Dallas Stars.

This game went so long that the league was forced to postpone Game 1 of the first round series between the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes, which was supposed to be played at 8 p.m. ET at Scotiabank Arena.

Here's some of the best Twitter reaction to the quintuple overtime classic.