Jokerit beats CSKA Moscow in longest game in KHL history

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The longest game in KHL history is finally in the books.

After seven full periods of hockey, Jokerit forward Mika Niemi finally put an end to an epic playoff game versus CSKA Moscow by scoring just over two minutes into the fifth overtime frame. With the goal, Jokerit skated away with a 2-1 win in a game that clocked in at 142:09 - 15:54 longer than the league's previous longest contest.

The record-long game saw Jokerit netminder Karri Ramo make 83 saves on 84 shots, while CSKA's Ilya Sorokin turned away 46 of the 48 shots thrown his way.

CSKA's Mat Robinson skated a game-high 54:12, while Sam Lepisto paced all Jokerit skaters with 52:19 logged.

The result was unfortunate for Nashville Predators fans who await the arrival of young phenom Eeli Tolvanen who is currently awaiting Jokerit's exit from the KHL playoffs before he joins the Predators for their playoff run.

With the win, Jokerit now trails CSKA Moscow 3-2 in the best-of-seven series with Game 6 to be played on Saturday.

Jokerit beats CSKA Moscow in longest game in KHL history
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