On this day in 1987, Kelly Hrudey made an NHL-record 73 saves as the New York Islanders defeated the Washington Capitals 3-2 in quadruple overtime to win their Patrick Division Semifinals series in seven games. The longest Game 7 in NHL history, it is forever known as the Easter Epic because it ended just before 2 a.m. on Easter Sunday.
“It was such a great game to be a part of and great memories,” Hrudey recalls now. “I think all of us recognized the magnitude of the game and how unique it is and we knew it was going to be a game that was going to be talked about for a very long time.”
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