Panthers top Capitals after 20-round shootout, the longest in NHL history

Wednesday December 17th, 2014

It was a record-setting night in South Florida. The Capitals and the Panthers, still tied 1-1 at the end of overtime, headed to a shootout that lasted longer than anybody expected.

After an astonishing 20 rounds, the Panthers emerged victorious in the longest shootout in NHL history. The marathon shootout broke the record previously set on November 26, 2005, when the Rangers defeated the Capitals in 15 rounds after Marek Malik beat then-Washington goalie Olaf Kolzig.

This time, it was Nick Bjugstad (in his second attempt of the shootout) who scored the game-winner for the Panthers.

Florida's Derek MacKenzie and Washington's Troy Brouwer scored the only goals in regulation. 

-- Katie Brown

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