Andrew Shaw ends fifth longest Stanley Cup Final game ever

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Andrew Shaw and the Chicago Blackhawks seem to have found the secret to beating Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask: Shots from the point that deflect off of two different people on their way to the net.

That's what happened late in triple overtime of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night when Shaw was in the right place at the right time to get credit for the winning goal in Chicago's 4-3 victory.

Michal Roszival took the initial shot from the blue line and only came away with the second assist after his shot was deflected by center Dave Bolland, and then hit off of Shaw's leg to find the back of the net behind Rask.

Shaw's goal ended what was the fifth longest Stanley Cup Final game in league history. His puck went in just as the clock was rolling over to midnight in Chicago.

Here's how it compares to the other longest Stanley Cup Final games in league history.

Longest games in Stanley Cup Final history
OT Time Year Game Scorer
55:13 1990 Oilers 3, Bruins 2 Petr Kilma
54:51 1999 Stars 2, Sabres 1 Brett Hull
54:47 2002 Red Wings 3, Hurricanes 2 Igor Larionov
53:40 1931 Blackhawks 3, Canadiens 2 Cy Wentworth
52:08 2013 Blackhawks 4, Bruins 3 Andrew Shaw
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Adam Gretz has been writing about the NHL and taking an analytical approach to the game since the start of the 2008 season. A member of the PHWA since 2015, he has spent more than three years covering... Full Bio

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