Florida Panthers Win 6th-Longest NHL Game 3-2 Over Carolina Hurricanes

The Florida Panthers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final on Friday thanks to Matthew Tkachuk's fourth-overtime goal.

Tkachuck scored with 12.7 seconds remaining after receiving a pass from Sam Bennett after Florida won a puck fight as Carolina attempted to clear it.

Tkachuck raced to center ice to celebrate with teammates in the longest game in either franchise's history and the sixth-longest in NHL history.

Florida went 5-0 in overtime and won its fifth consecutive playoff road game. Raleigh hosts Game 2 Saturday night.

The Panthers' Aleksander Barkov and Carter Verhaeghe scored in regulation, while Sergei Bobrovsky made 63 stops as the game wore on.

Seth Jarvis and Stefan Noesen scored power-play goals for Carolina, which had 57 stops from Andersen.

On March 24, 1936, Mud Bruneteau's goal in the sixth overtime gave the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 win against the Montreal Maroons in the longest NHL game ever.

On April 3, 1933, Ken Doraty's goal at 104:46 gave Toronto a 1-0 win over Boston in the only other sixth overtime game.