Canadian ends marathon shootout in German hockey league

The Canadian Press
11/24/2010 6:43:18 PM
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MUNICH, Germany -- If not for Eric Meloche, a record-setting shootout in the German Elite League might still be going on.

The forward from Lachute, Que., scored the winning goal Sunday as the Straubing Tigers beat Munich in a shootout that lasted 21 rounds.

It's believed to be the longest tiebreaker ever played in top-level hockey, according to the International Ice Hockey Federation.

Meloche, who played 74 NHL games with Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, beat goalie Sebastien Elwing with a slapshot in the 21st round. Straubing secured the win when former San Jose Sharks goalie Dimitri Patzold stopped Stephane Julien.

Of the 42 total attempts taken during the shootout, only seven resulted in goals. Straubing won the game 5-4.

The longest shootout in NHL history came during the first season the tiebreaker was used. The New York Rangers and Washington Capitals played a 15-round shootout in November 2005 that ended when Rangers defenceman Marek Malik scored an unlikely goal.

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