In a tense Game 3 between the Rangers and Capitals that saw the first triple overtime of the playoffs, Ranger's defenseman Ryan McDonagh played a staggering 53 minutes, a personal best that he probably won't ever top. In honor of McDonagh's accomplishment, I decided to chronicle some other recent achievements and personal bests in the hockey world.
Shea Weber – In a fierce and closely contested battle, Shea Weber emerged victorious after slamming Hulk Hogan’s head into the turnbuckle a record 17 times.
Ryan Kesler – Posted marks of 10, 10, and 9.5 in the most recent high-diving competition, a personal best, but it would have been a perfect score if the last judge hadn’t been Canadian.
Pierre McGuire – Was complimented by colleagues and viewers alike as he successfully managed to not mention Sidney Crosby for one whole period during a game between the Kings and Sharks.
Mikael Samuelsson – Latest reports seem to indicate that one of Samuelsson’s shots hit the net, although many argue it shouldn’t count as he was standing directly behind it.
Rick Nash – Recently went a half hour without hitting the refresh button on the Google search “Rick Nash trade rumors,” a personal best.
Mike Babcock – A rumor currently floating around the Wing’s front office mentions Babcock smiling twice in one day. The same rumor also mentions the location of Jimmy Hoffa and the whereabouts of Ken Hitchcock’s first chin.
Brad Marchand – Although the Bruin’s season ended early, Marchand has still been rigorously practicing his defensive game, and was praised by teammates for hip checking someone above the knees.
Alexander Radulov – Even though his late-night activities were in violation of the team’s curfew, it was the first time anyone’s seen Radulov since the team arrived in Glendale.
St. Louis Game Time – Was able to go three articles without making a snarky comment about the Red Wings, causing massive confusion among both new readers and the long-time member.