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Yale's 5 OT win over Union sets longest game mark

Updated: March 5, 2006, 2:46 AM ET
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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- It took nearly two full games' worth of hockey for Yale and Union to settle their first-round ECAC Hockey League playoff game.

David Meckler scored a short-handed goal at 1:35 of the fifth overtime to give Yale a 3-2 win over Union on Saturday, capping the longest men's hockey game in NCAA history. The win gave Yale a two-game sweep of the best-of-three first-round series.

At 141 minutes, 35 seconds, the game eclipsed a 1997 WCHA playoff game between Colorado College ...

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