Lightning Outlast Blue Jackets in Five OT Thriller

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We waited 5 months for the return of the NHL and the hockey action now is exactly what we waited for. Just one game into the 2020 Stanley Playoffs and there's already a classic! The Blue Jackets and Lightning went 5 overtimes, that’s two full games, plus two extra periods — before there was finally a Game 1 winner.

The Lightning defeated the Blue Jackets in a 3-2 victory but that final goal wasn't scored until nearly four and a half hours after the tying goal was scored. The game went so long it pushed Game 1 of the Bruins-Hurricanes series, originally scheduled for 8 p.m on Tuesday, to 11 a.m. Wednesday.

For the record, there are only five games in playoff history that have gone at least five overtimes. 2020 hockey continues to make history once again.

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