2010 NHL Playoffs: Overtime Periods Abound, Rivalling 1993

April 25th, 2010 by Matt Eichel Leave a reply »
Where there's extra time, there's a good time to be had.

So far this post-season, the original 16 combatants of the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs have waged war into an extra period 12 times through 42 games.

Twelve times may seem staggering, but it's not the record. But it is close.

The record for the most overtime games in Round One of the playoffs came back in 1992-93, when teams played overtime 14 times through 44 games.

In 1993, overtime heroes included Nikolai Borschevsky, whose Game Seven goal eliminated the heavily favoured Detroit Red Wings, and David Volek, whose stunning goal prevented the Pittsburgh Penguins from capturing a third straight Cup.

And who can forget the famous "May-Day" made famous by Buffalo Sabres' announcer Rick Jeanneret when Brad May scored the series-winning goal in a 6-5, Game Four victory to sweep the heavily-favoured Boston Bruins.

Fast forward to 2010, and there are already many heroes, likely and unlikely.

One unlikely hero was Ottawa Senators defenseman Matt Carkner, who scored in triple overtime of Game Four to end the 29th longest game in NHL history.

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