dear GOD that’s a long game…
April 25, 2008 | Filed in: AHL, philly phantoms

Last night, the Albany River Rats v. Philly Phantoms game went into 5 overtimes. 5.

Supposedly a game that started at 7 PM ended at 12:39 AM, 5 hours later when Ryan Potulny of the Phantoms (and ex-Bear Grant’s little brother)scored the game winner. The Rat goalie Michael Leighton saved 98 of 101 Philly shots during the game (they think both are AHL records)while the Phantom goalie had to deal with a slightly more reasonable 67 shots (65 of which were saved.)

With this win, Philly’s up 3-2 in the series. And everyone involved in the game never EVER wants to do this again. (AHL full article here)

My question is how many FANS were still in the building when the game finally ended, as the exodus from Giant Center for the first OT is always pretty significant. I can’t imagine more than 1 or 2 hundred actually stuck around. I’d also LOVE to see video of the end of it, because I can’t believe anyone can skate for 5 hours and not just be completely wiped by 12:30 in the morning. Wow. The next game in this series is gonna su-uuuuck for those two teams. Luckily for them, it’s not until Saturday. (although watching them try to play a back-to back tonight would have been hi-LARIOUS methinks.)

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