Max Comtois scored at 4:20 of the fourth overtime to give San Diego a 3-2 victory against Bakersfield on Friday in Game 1 of the American Hockey League's Pacific Division Final in Bakersfield, California.
Comtois, selected by the Anaheim Ducks in the second round (No. 50) of the 2017 NHL Draft, was playing in his return to San Diego after his junior team, Drummondville, was eliminated from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoffs on April 28.
At 124 minutes, 20 seconds, it's the fifth-longest game in AHL history. San Diego, the AHL affiliate of the Ducks, leads the best-of-7 series 1-0. Game 2 is Saturday in Bakersfield, home of the Edmonton Oilers AHL affiliate.
The longest game in AHL history was played on May 9, 2018, when Lehigh Valley defeated Charlotte 2-1 on a goal at 6:48 of the fifth overtime.
Comtois, who had one goal in four games with San Diego earlier in the season before returning to Drummondville, scored against Shane Starrett (53 saves). San Diego goalie Jeff Glass made 51 saves. Comtois also played 10 games with the Ducks this season and had seven points (two goals, five assists).
San Diego had 31 shots on goal in the overtime periods. Bakersfield had 25.
Justin Kloos and Sam Carrick also scored for San Diego. Brad Malone scored shorthanded for Bakersfield in the second period and Joe Gambardella had a goal in the third for Bakersfield.