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5. CHICAGO 4, BOSTON 3 52:08 of OT (Credit: Getty Images)

5. CHICAGO 4, BOSTON 3
52:08 of OT -- July 12, 2013
Andrew Shaw of the Chicago Blackhawks celebratesdafter he scored the game-winning goal in the third overtime against Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask to give the Blackhawks a 4-3 win in Game One of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final. |

Longest Stanley Cup finals games

The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks needed a third overtime period to settle the score in the first game of the Stanley Cup finals. Chicago took a 1-0 lead in the series after winning the fifth longest game in finals history. Here are the eight longest games ever in the Stanley Cup.

8. COLORADO 1, FLORIDA 0 44:31 of OT
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8. COLORADO 1, FLORIDA 0
44:31 of OT -- June 10, 1996
The Colorado Avalanche celebrated winning the Stanley Cup on a goal by Uwe Krupp in triple overtime against the Florida Panthers amidst a barrage of fake rats thrown from the stands. The goal completed the four-game sweep and gave Colorado its first Stanley Cup. |

7. DALLAS 1, NEW JERSEY 0 46:21 of
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7. DALLAS 1, NEW JERSEY 0
46:21 of OT -- June 8, 2000
Mike Modano celebrated with teammate Brendan Morrow after Modano scored a game-winning goal during the third overtime against the Devils in Game 5 of the 2000 Stanley Cup Finals. The win delayed the Stars exit from the playoffs until Game 6 where the Devils won in 2OT to earn their second Stanley Cup. |

6. PITTSBURGH 4, DETROIT 3 49:57 of OT

6. PITTSBURGH 4, DETROIT 3
49:57 of OT -- June 2, 2008
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Ryan Whitney celebrated after teammate Petr Sykora scored the winning goal during the third overtime period in Game 5 of the 2008 Stanley Cup hockey finals against the Detroit Red Wings. The Penguins stayed alive in the series with the win, but the Red Wings got the best of them and won the series in Game 6. |

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5. CHICAGO 4, BOSTON 3 52:08 of OT
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5. CHICAGO 4, BOSTON 3
52:08 of OT -- July 12, 2013
Andrew Shaw of the Chicago Blackhawks celebratesdafter he scored the game-winning goal in the third overtime against Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask to give the Blackhawks a 4-3 win in Game One of the 2013 Stanley Cup Final. |

4. CHICAGO 3, MONTREAL 2 53:50 of OT
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4. CHICAGO 3, MONTREAL 2
53:50 of OT -- April 9, 1931
After a 2OT game in Game 2 of the 1931 Stanley Cup Finals, the Canadiens and Black Hawks played a 3OT marathon in Game 3. Chicago was able to win Game 3 on a Cy Wentsworth goal, but Montreal forced a final fifth game. The Canadiens won the series 3-2, led by Hart Trophy winner Howie Morenz (pictured), who scored the insurance goal in the deciding game.

3. DETROIT 3, CAROLINA 2 54:47 of OT
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3. DETROIT 3, CAROLINA 2
54:47 of OT -- June 8, 2002
Igor Larionnov, right, scored the winning goal as teammate Mathieu Dandenault (11) screened Carolina Hurricanes goalie Arturs Irbe during the third overtime of Game 3 of the 2002 Stanley Cup finals. The Red Wings took a 2-1 series lead and never looked back, winning in five games. |

2. DALLAS 2, BUFFALO 1 54:51 of OT
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2. DALLAS 2, BUFFALO 1
54:51 of OT -- June 19, 1999
With one skate in the crease, Dallas Stars right wing Brett Hull scored the Stanley Cup winning goal past sprawling Buffalo Sabres goalie Dominik Hasek during the third overtime period of Game 6 of the 1999 Stanley Cup Finals. The controversial goal gave Dallas their first and only Stanley Cup. |

1. EDMONTON 3, BOSTON 2 55:13 of OT
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1. EDMONTON 3, BOSTON 2
55:13 of OT -- May 15, 1990
Craig MacTavish of the Edmonton Oilers, right, celebrated after Edmonton's Petr Klima scored the game-winning goal against Boston Bruins goalie Andy Moog in the third overtime period of the Stanley Cup finals game at Boston. Edmonton beat Boston 3-2 to take a 1-0 series lead. The Oilers eventually earned their fifth Stanley Cup in seven years, winning the series in five games. |

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