HOCKEY UPDATE: German league game nets longest shootout

   November 24, 2010 10:11 am

 

MUNICH, Germany — A penalty shootout which took 42 attempts to decide a German top-flight match on Sunday is believed to be the longest shootout in professional ice-hockey, the ruling body IIHF said.

Straubing Tigers and EHC Munich needed 21 rounds of penalties to decide a DEL match, which was locked at 4-4 after regulation and extra time. The IIHF said late Monday the game “is believed to have set a new world record in penalty shots in a top-level hockey game.”

The longest IIHF shootout were 26 attempts in a 2002 under-20 world championship match between France and Belarus. The longest NHL shootout came in 1995, when the New York Rangers prevailed in 30 attempts over the Washington Capitals.

Germany’s league also holds the European record for the longest match played when Cologne and Mannheim battled for a total 168 minutes, 18 seconds to decide a playoff winner. The world record dates back to 1936 when the Detroit Red Wings won an NHL playoff over the Montreal Maroons in 176 minutes, 30 seconds.

- From McClatchy-Tribune Information Services


 

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