There’s nothing like overtime in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That uncertainty of a game ending at any point where games can stretch from a few extra seconds to a couple extra hours leaves us captivated.

On opening night of the 2017 edition of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Minnesota Wild provided us with our first taste of overtime. With their net empty, Zach Parise scored the game tying goal with just 22 seconds left in the game. The Wild tied the St. Louis Blues 1-1 and destroyed Jake Allen’s shutout in which he had 43 saves before allowing the Wild’s final shot.

It’s shaping up to be an exciting overtime period and a great welcome to playoff hockey.

Photo: Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune

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