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Joonas Korpisalo sets shots saved record in fourth overtime as Blue Jackets-Lightning continues

Goalie Joonas Korpisalo has been just slightly busy in a looooooong game between the Blue Jackets and Lightning.

Yanni Gourde of the Tampa Bay Lightning is stopped in the second overtime period by Joonas Korpisalo of the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game One of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on August 11, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

UPDATE: It was a disappointing finish for Korpisalo, who gave up a goal in the fifth overtime. He finished with 85 saves on 88 shots in the Lightning win.

The Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning are tied 2-2 and just wrapped up overtime No. 4 in Game 1 of their first round playoff series. They will start the fifth overtime in less than 20 minutes, and Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo will look to build on a new record he set in the fourth OT.

Through four OTs, Korpisalo has saved 85 of the 87 shots he has faced thus far, breaking the record of 73. He’ll likely face at least a few more when the fifth overtime gets underway and he can continue building on his record.

By comparison, Andrei Vasilevskiy has saved 58 of the 60 shots he has faced through the four overtimes. He’s got some work to do to move into second place all time.