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A look at some crazy stats from Round One's Lightning-Blue Jackets 5 OT Game 1

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Not long before the puck dropped between the Blackhawks and Golden Knights on Tuesday night, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets were finishing the first game of their Eastern Conference Round One series that began at 2:09 p.m. CT and lasted six hours and thirteen minutes, ending at 8:22 p.m. CT.

Brayden Point scored his second goal of the game at 10:27 of 5 OT to win it for the Lightning 3-2 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. It was the fourth-longest game in Stanley Cup playoff history.

It was the longest playoff game since May 4, 2000, when Philadelphia Flyers forward Keith Primeau scored at 12:01 of the fifth overtime to win Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals 2-1 against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo saved 85 of 88 shots in Tuesday's contest, a record for an NHL game. Columbus defenseman Seth Jones logged 65:06 of ice time.

The Lightning and Jackets combined for 151 shots, a playoff record since shots on goal became an official stat in 1959-60 according to NHL.com.

Game 1 of the first-round series between the Boston Bruins and Carolina Hurricanes that was scheduled to start at 7 p.m. CT at Scotiabank on Tuesday had to be moved to Wednesday at 10 a.m. CT.

 

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The longest game in Blackhawks history occurred on May 19, 2015 when Marcus Kruger scored at 16:12 of 3 OT (116:12 into the game) to win Game 2 of the 2015 Western Conference Final against the Anaheim Ducks 3-2. The Hawks went on to win their third Stanley Cup in six years that postseason.

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