Tkachuk ends 6th-longest game in NHL history, Panthers outlast Hurricanes 3-2 in 4th OT
In a game that will go down in NHL history as one of the longest ever played, the Florida Panthers outlasted the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 in quadruple overtime. The game lasted a whopping 151 minutes and 9 seconds, ending in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
The hero of the night was Panthers’ forward Brady Tkachuk, who scored the game-winning goal at the 11:05 mark of the fourth overtime period. Tkachuk’s goal ended the sixth-longest game in NHL history and gave the Panthers a crucial victory in their first-round playoff series against the Hurricanes.
The game was a grueling battle from start to finish, with both teams giving it their all on the ice. The Hurricanes took an early lead in the first period, but the Panthers tied it up in the second thanks to a goal from Patric Hornqvist. The game remained tied at 1-1 through the end of regulation, and the two teams headed into overtime.
The first three overtimes saw plenty of chances for both sides, but neither team could find the back of the net. The game appeared to be headed for a fifth overtime period when Tkachuk finally scored the game-winner for the Panthers.
The win gives Florida a 2-1 lead in the series, and they will look to build on their momentum in Game 4 on Thursday night. The Hurricanes, meanwhile, will need to regroup quickly if they hope to avoid falling behind 3-1 in the series.
Overall, this game was a testament to the skill and endurance of both teams. It was a battle of attrition that lasted well into the night, and it was a joy to watch for any hockey fan. Congratulations to the Panthers on their hard-fought victory, and here’s hoping that we won’t have to wait too long for another game as thrilling as this one.