Tampa Bay Lightning Defeat Columbus Blue Jackets In OT To Take 1-0 Lead In 1st Round Of NHL Playoffs

The Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Tuesday in the fourth-longest game in Stanley Cup playoff history.

Brayden Point scored 10:27 into the fifth overtime, beating Joonas Korpisalo after the goaltender made an NHL-record 85 saves. Point also scored way back in the first period of Game 1 of the best-of-seven series. The teams combined for 151 shots – most in a NHL game since the league began officially tracking the statistic in 1955-56.

Because of the length of the game, the first game between the Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins was pushed to Wednesday morning at 11 a.m. ET (NBCSN).

Game 2 between the Lightning and Blue Jackets will be Thursday, 8/13.

Lightning prevail in Game 1 after 6 hours, 5 OTs

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