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# How many sudden death periods can be played in a hockey playoff game?

Updated: 10/22/2022

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In the NHL, as many as are needed to break the tie. The longest NHL game was played March 24, 1936 between the Montreal Maroons and the Detroit Red Wings in the semifinals of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The game went five full overtime periods and 16:30 into the sixth overtime period before Mud Bruneteau scored for Detroit to give them a 1-0 victory. Total time of the game was 176 minutes, 30 seconds.

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