The Florida Panthers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-2 in quadruple overtime to win Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Final at PNC Arena on Thursday – the sixth-longest game in NHL history.

The Panthers’ Matthew Tkachuk scored with 12.7 seconds left in the fourth overtime, his second OT goal this postseason. Ryan Lomberg’s goal at 2:35 of the first overtime was disallowed because of goaltender interference by Colin White on Frederik Andersen, and the Panthers stayed alive when Seth Jarvis later hit the post. Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 63 saves and Andersen had 57.

Game 2 of the Panthers and Hurricanes Eastern Conference Finals will take place Saturday at 8 p.m. in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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