The longest games in DMV history at a glance
The longest games in DMV history at a glance
A number of DMV teams have played abnormally long games over the years. Here’s a look at each team’s record-setting day.
Capitals vs. Penguins goes to 4OT in 1996
What else could one expect but an all-out brawl between the Caps and the Penguins for the franchise’s longest game ever played. On April 24, 1996, the teams battled for a total 139:15 until Penguins’ Petr Nedved scored the game-winning power-play goal at the 19:16 mark of the fourth overtime, sealing a 3-2 road playoff win for the Penguins. The game is currently the fifth-longest in NHL history.
Wizards survive three extra periods in 2014 and 2018
The two longest games in Wizards history were a pair of triple-overtime wins in 2014 and 2018. The Wizards defeated the Raptors 134-129 in the third extra frame on Feb. 27, 2014 behind two 31-point performances from John Wall and Marcin Gortat. A few years later, they repeated history, this time taking down the Phoenix Suns 149-146 behind a 40-point triple-double performance from Bradley Beal.
Nationals fall twice in 18 innings in 2014 and 2016
The Nats have seen their fair share of painful losses, and their longest games are two of them. In the 2014 postseason and again in 2016, the Nationals fell to their opponents after a whopping 18-innings of play. On Oct. 4, 2014 against the San Francisco Giants (the eventual 2014 World Series Champions), the Nats had the game won at the bottom of the ninth until the bullpen stepped in and gave it away. They then had to battle for another nine innings just to lose on a home run hours later. Two years later on July 17, 2016, a Daniel Murphy two-out, pinch-hit solo homer sent the game to extra innings, but the Nats also fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 18 innings –– this time during the regular season.
Redskins end in deadlock twice
The Skins’ two ties in 1997 and 2016 remain the longest games the franchise ever played. Washington played its first extra 15 minutes against the Giants, which resulted in a 7-7 deadlock. Two decades later, the Redskins tied the Bengals 27-27 at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Kirk Cousins threw for nearly 500 yards and two touchdowns, but Dustin Hopkins missed a 34-yard field goal in overtime that would have sealed the win for Washington.
Orioles last just shy of seven hours in 2013
In their longest game, the O's played an 18-inning, 6:54 minute marathon against the Tampa Bay Rays in 2013 but ultimately fell by a 5-4 mark. While just shy of seven hours is the longest game the franchise ever played, Baltimore also played a 19-inning game back in 1967 that spanned for five hours and 18 minutes and resulted in a 7-5 win over the Washington Senators.
Ravens survive double OT
Of the six double-overtime games in NFL history, the Ravens took part in one of them. In the franchise’s longest-running game, Baltimore beat the Denver Broncos 38-35 in an AFC Divisional Round playoff game on Jan. 12, 2013. Justin Tucker delivered the game-winning blow with a 47-yard field goal at the 1:42 mark of the second overtime. The game that lasted 76 minutes and 42 seconds put the Ravens two wins away from what would become their second Super Bowl victory in franchise history.
Mystics outlast Storm in record-setting 4OT game
The Mystics hold the record for the longest WNBA game ever after playing four extra periods against the Seattle Storm on July 3, 2001. Washington managed to pull out a narrow 72-69 win in the league’s first and only quadruple overtime game ever. While this game remains the longest in periods played, the most minutes ever played came one year later in a contest between Orlando Miracle and Cleveland Rockers that lasted nearly three hours across three overtimes.
Georgetown drops 4OT marathon to Notre Dame
The Hoyas battled for four extra periods in their longest game in program history. On Feb. 9, 2002, Notre Dame ultimately defeated Georgetown, 116-111, in the quadruple overtime marathon. The matchup became the highest-scoring game in Big East history.
Maryland holds 3-2 record in triple-overtime games
The longest a Terps game has ever lasted is triple overtime, which happened on five separate occasions. Maryland played three extra frames in 1957 against Memphis State, 1958 and 1978 against NC State, 1979 against Rhode Island and 1984 against Clemson. The Terps recorded a 3-2 record in their longest games.