For more than 56 minutes of overtime Tuesday, pucks went off posts, crossbars and goaltenders but not in the net. One went off a helmet and into the net, but that potential winning goal was disallowed.
Eventually, the puck hit Marcus Kruger’s glove and fell to the ice. Fortunately for the Chicago Blackhawks, Kruger (above) was standing inches from the Anaheim Ducks goal line, and at 16:12 of the third overtime he ended Game 2 of the Western Conference Final at Honda Center.
Kruger’s goal gave Chicago a 3-2 victory, ended the longest game in Blackhawks history and evened the best-of-7 series at 1-1. Game 3 is Thursday at United Center (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN).