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Originally posted by toejam
the shootout is a one on one situation so i don't think that it would be as physically draining as it is mentally, when they get to the playoffs is where they just play till someone scores, that would be both physically and mentally exhausting, here is a list of the 10 longest playoff games, the longest one is just a few minutes short of 2 full games in overtime
116:30 Detroit Red Wings 1-0 Montreal Maroons (March 24, 1936, Mud Bruneteau)
104:46 Toronto Maple Leafs 1-0 Boston Bruins (April 3, 1933, Ken Doraty)
92:01 Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 Pittsburgh Penguins (May 4, 2000, Keith Primeau)
80:48 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim 4-3 Dallas Stars (April 24, 2003, Petr Sykora)
79:15 Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 Washington Capitals (April 24, 1996, Petr Nedved)
70:18 Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 Detroit Red Wings (March 23, 1943, Jack McLean)
68:52 Montreal Canadiens 2-1 New York Rangers (March 28, 1930, Gus Rivers)
68:47 New York Islanders 3-2 Washington Capitals (April 18, 1987, Pat LaFontaine)
65:43 Buffalo Sabres 1-0 New Jersey Devils (April 27, 1994, Dave Hannan)
61:09 Montreal Canadiens 3-2 Detroit Red Wings (March 27, 1951, Maurice Richard)