An Epic

USCHO will have a recap of Wisconsin’s epic quadruple overtime win over Harvard sometime today. Here are some other links in the meantime:

Recapand Quotes from Wisconsin Athletics

Recap from Harvard Athletics

Wisconsin State Journal

Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

A few other thoughts: There seems to be plenty of confusion about save records out there, due to the NCAA record book somehow forgetting Desi Clark’s 78-save performance in Mercyhurst’s 5-4 triple overtime loss to Harvard in the 2005 NCAA quarterfinals. Brittany Martin, I would imagine, set a record for highest save percentage among anyone who faced over 60 shots. And of course, Molly Schaus had 73 saves for BC against Harvard in the Beanpot semifinal in February.

As many of the above articles have pointed out, 5125 was the second-largest crowd in NCAA tournament history, falling short only of the UMD-Harvard final in 2003. Like this game, both teams rose to the occasion, and the game went multiple overtimes.

Amazingly enough, the Harvard junior and seniors have played in the only three triple overtime games in the last 10 years in women’s D-I hockey, winning the 2005 quarterfinal against Mercyhurst while losing this year’s Beanpot semifinal and NCAA quarterfinal. As Sean Pickett points out on the message board, Harvard has played in 10 of the 21 longest games in women’s college hockey history.