Examining the best tweets from the Blue Jackets and Lightning five-overtime thriller


Photo by: Emilee Chinn

Tuesday's NHL playoff game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets was one for the history books. Several records fell during the course of Tuesday's five-overtime thriller that saw the Lightning edge out the Blue Jackets by a score of 3-2.


The game was the fourth-longest game in the league's 100-plus year history, and Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo captured the record for saves in a playoff game.


According to Deadspin, his 85 saves on Tuesday beats the previous mark set by Kelly Hrudey in 1987.


While a special game was played on the ice in Toronto, more fun was being had on social media. Fans took to Twitter to share their admiration for the game and the league Twitter account even had some fun too.


Blue Jackets insider Jeff Svoboda documents some noted history for the franchise. While we have fun and discuss the game being "longer than a CVS receipt," it was a special moment that many fans will never forget. Its likely fans will share that special "where were you moment."


This tweet was just the beginning of some quality content from the staff inside of the bubble in Toronto.



This post deserves an award, better yet a hall of fame exhibit.

The fine folks on the CBJ digital team collected all 85 saves from Korpisalo. All...85...of...them. God Bless.


With Game Two happening on Thursday afternoon will we see more great tweets? Did we miss some good ones from Tuesday? Share them with me on Twitter.

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