SOUTH BEND, IND. – Shane Walsh scored the winning goal 11 minutes, 42 into the fifth overtime for Massachusetts in a 4-3 victory over Notre Dame in the longest game in NCAA Division I ice hockey history.
The first-round Hockey East tournament matchup lasted 151 minutes, 42 seconds, ending early Saturday morning and surpassing the previous mark of 150:22 in five overtimes between Quinnipiac and Union in 2010.
"I'm awfully proud and happy for our guys," UMass coach John Micheletto said.
Notre Dame's Cal Petersen set a Division I record with 87 saves, eclipsing the previous mark of 78 by RPI's Dick Greenlaw against Boston University in 1965. Massachusetts' Steve Mastalerz finished with 75 saves.
On Saturday, Notre Dame won 5-3 — no overtime needed — to force a decisive game on Sunday.