(Seriously) Working Overtime

Ever heard of a goalie making 100 saves in a professional hockey game? It almost happened last night.
The Philadelphia Phantoms and the Albany River Rats last night played the longest game in the American Hockey League’s 72-year history. They went into five overtimes! The Phantoms’ Ryan Potulny scored at 2:58 of the fifth OT to end it, giving Philly a 3-2 lead in the series.
The Phantoms fired an astounding 101 shots on the Albany net. River Rats’ netminder Michael Leighton made 98 saves.
Incidentally, the referee who worked last night’s Phantoms-River Rats’ marathon, Frederic L’Ecuyer, is slated to make his way to Wilkes Barre-Scranton to work tonight’s game 5 between the Bears and the Penguins. As of early this afternoon, according to the Bears’ John Walton, L’Ecuyer was still scheduled to work it. I’d have taken L’Ecuyer and his six-OT legs to work our game 7 here on Tuesday before either Koharski or Devorski.

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