There were no NHL games Thursday due to American Thanksgiving, but oh boy did teams make up for it Friday in an action-packed day of hockey.
Most of the games came down to the wire and required extra time.
Three-on-three overtime has taken the NHL by storm this season so with all the OT drama fresh in hockey fans’ minds, here’s a look at five of the most clutch overtime players in NHL history.
The mullet-donning, ageless wonder has scored more overtime goals than any player in NHL history. He has registered 19 regular season OT winners and counting and has added four playoff OT winners in his tremendous career.
Sakic got the job done when it counted. The two-time Stanley Cup champ and Olympic hero holds the NHL record for most post-season overtime winners with eight.
Until Jagr passed him, Sundin held the record for most regular season overtime winners with 15. He also holds a share of the record for quickest overtime goal (six seconds) with Alex Ovechkin and David Legwand. Sundin made a habit of coming up clutch and notched his 500th career goal in the most memorable way possible – to complete a hat trick in OT.
During the 1992-93 playoffs, Roy and his Montreal Canadiens were basically invincible in overtime en route a Stanley Cup championship. Roy set a record with 10 consecutive overtime wins. Obviously wins are more of a team stat, yet without Roy’s stellar play the Canadiens may not have made it as far as they did that season.
Players like Jagr and Sakic get the bulk of the attention when it comes to overtime accolades because they hold the goal-scoring records, but Fedorov is the all-time leader in regular season overtime points with 27.