Game One between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets is an instant classic. Reaching into the fourth overtime period, the marathon playoff game will be remembered for years for lots of reasons. Among them, this: Columbus goalie Joonis Korpisalo has broken Kelly Hrudey’s record for most saves in a playoff game, which dates back to the Easter Epic, a famous 1987 game in which the Caps fell to the Isles in 4OT.
Korpisalo allowed two goals in regulation, and then stopped fifty in a row as his Blue Jackets fended off more than 74 shots on goal, passing Kelly Hrudey’s record of 73.
In the end, Korpisalo made 85 saves while Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 61 of 63 shots.
#CBJ Joonas Korpisalo stopped 85 of 88 shots against in Game 1 vs #GoBolts, setting a record for the most saves in a playoff game in #NHL history. He has stopped 194 of 202 shots against in the 2020 playoffs (.960 SV%). pic.twitter.com/8cmSVatgIu
— Sportsnet Stats (@SNstats) August 12, 2020
Here is the final, insane stat line for the goalies.
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