The playoff match between CSKA Moscow and Jokerit Helsinki takes an incredible six hours in the KHL. However, the world record is held by two other teams.
In the playoffs of KHL Jokerit Helsinki and CSKA Moscow delivered an overtime marathon. Only after about six hours did Helsinki defeat the Muscovites 2:1.
The playoff match between the two teams started in Moscow at 7.30 pm. It wasn’t until shortly after half past six in the morning that the winning goal was scored.
After it was 1:1 after the first third, simply no more goals wanted to fall. It took about five and a half hours and five overtimes until another puck landed in the can.
On 142. minute Mika Niemi decided the game for Helsinki with the redeeming 2:1. Helsiniki’s goalkeeper Karri Ramo scored an unbelievable 81 saves. That’s league record too.
Moscow now leads the playoff series 3-2.
In 2008, the Cologne sharks played the longest game in the DEL against the Adler Mannheim with 168 minutes of play. The record belongs to the two Norwegian teams Storhamar Dragons and Sparta Warriors. They played an unbelievable 217 minutes against each other in 2017 until the Dragons were the winners.