Longest Power Play In NHL History
Longest power play in NHL history is of 9 minutes. Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights were the participants of the game in March 2021.
Ryan Reaves of the Knights got furious when Avalanche goalie Philipp Grubauer saved the goal. He started punching the opposing team's defenseman Ryan Graves.
The fight broke out during the third period and Reaves leaned his body over Graves. Graves stayed on the ice until a referee rescued him.
Ryan assessed a match and a double minor penalty for his actions. A total of 9 minutes of power play was provided to the Colorado Avalanche.
Avalanche secured 7 goals whilst Knights earned a single goal. Golden Knights lost miserably and Reaves was suspended from the following two NHL games.
The 9-minute powerplay caused a debate on social media since it can potentially impact the overall outcome of the game.