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1936 - Longest Game in NHL History

The longest game in NHL history took place on March 24, 1936, during a playoff game between the Detroit Red Wings and the Montreal Maroons. The teams battled through 116 minutes and 30 seconds of overtime. The game was won in the sixth overtime period when Detroit's Modere "Mud" Bruneteau scored the final goal. The final score was 1-0, after 176 minutes and 30 seconds of play. The game was so long that the fans were kept up half the night and one reporter joked that the Forum should have beds for the audience at the next game.

BRUNETEAU'S TALLY GIVES DETROIT WIN IN SIXTH OVERTIME. Maroons lose Opening Stanley Cup Playoff, 1-0, After 176 1/2 Minutes.

LE DÉTROIT TRIOMPHE DU MONTRÉAL DANS LE PLUS LONG MATCH DE L'HISTOIRE DE LA LIGUE NATIONALE.

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