Zach Tarkir scored 4:19 into the fourth overtime last night, giving the South Carolina Stingrays a 4-3 win over the Gwinnett Gladiators in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series, ending the second-longest game in ECHL history at 124:19.
It is just the third game in league history to advance to a fourth overtime. The longest game in ECHL history was Elmira’s 5-4 win over Trenton on April 10, 2009 in the North Division Semifinals which ended at 6:10 of the fourth overtime. The other four-overtime game saw Greenville defeat Louisiana 3-2 at 1:24 of the fourth overtime in the 2000 Southern Conference Finals.
LONGEST OVERTIME PLAYOFF GAMES
126:10 – Elmira Jackals at Trenton Devils, April 10, 2009
(Elmira won 5-4 at 6:10 of the fourth OT)
124:19 – South Carolina Stingrays at Gwinnett Gladiators, April 6, 2011
(South Carolina won at 4:19 of the fourth OT)
121:24 – Louisiana IceGators at Greenville Grrrowl, May 5, 2000
(Greenville won 3-2 at 1:24 of the fourth OT)
115:19 – Jackson Bandits at Louisiana IceGators, April 5, 2002
(Jackson won 5-4 at 15:19 of the third OT)
113:30 – Las Vegas Wranglers at Alaska Aces, May 2, 2006
(Alaska won 4-3 at 13:30 of the third OT)