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Cup Overtime Delight

Tuesday, 06.03.2008 / 2:52 PM / Feature
By Seamus O'Callahan  - Hockey Historian
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Cup Overtime Delight

Seamus O'Callahan
How many of you enjoyed Monday night’s long overtime game between Detroit and Pittsburgh?

I was watching last night’s Game Five in Detroit and couldn’t help but be amazed at Petr Sykora – telling NBC’s Pierre McGuire in the first few minutes of the second overtime that he was going to score and making true on his word midway through the third overtime.

Sykora also ended the longest game in Stars history in Game One of the 2003 Western Conference Semifinals, scoring in the first minute of the fifth overtime.

Monday’s Game Five was the fifth-longest game in Stanley Cup Finals history. Can you name the game that was ranked fifth prior to Monday’s marathon?

June 8, 2000 – Dallas 1 at New Jersey 0. Mike Modano scored on a tip at the 6:21 mark of the third overtime, giving the Stars new life and forcing a Game Six back in Dallas.

Brett Hull has the honor of scoring the goal that ended the second-longest game in Stanley Cup Finals history – 14:51 into overtime number three at Buffalo to win the Stanley Cup in 1999.

Hard to believe that Brenden Morrow’s goal to sink the Sharks in Game Six a few weeks ago came almost 12 minutes later than Hull’s in official clock time.

Anyone else out there who was quietly rooting for Darryl Sydor to sneak one in for the game-winner in OT?

There have been just 15 Stanley Cup Finals in which the Cup-clinching goal was scored in overtime. The thought occurred to me as OT started that it usually happens on the road (the last three times it happened – Arnott for NJ in Dallas in ‘00; Hull for Dallas in Buffalo in ‘99; Kruup for Colorado in Florida in ‘96). It took me a little while to rack my brain and remember the last time a home team scored an overtime goal to win the Cup – Bob Nystrom for the NY Islanders in 1980.

Of course, seeing a highlight of it on NBC helped…

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