Seth Jones claimed to "feel fine" even after logging a record 65:06 minutes of ice time in Game 1 on Tuesday.
Columbus suffered a 3-2 quintuple overtime loss to Tampa Bay and Jones led both teams in minutes. That broke the NHL record, which was previously held by Stars defenseman Sergei Zubov at 64:05 minutes. “It’s a lot of minutes, obviously, but I stayed with it, tried to stay hydrated through the whole thing and just worked through it," Jones said. "Obviously your legs get tired, but it’s mental. You have to find a way to battle through it. Everyone played a lot of minutes. I’m sure everyone on our team played a record amount of minutes — personal records — so we’ll take care of our bodies tomorrow and be ready for Game 2 (on Thursday).” It will certainly be interesting to see how Jones and the rest of the Blue Jackets and Lightning do in Game 2 on Thursday after that marathon contest. Aug 12 9:36 am (EST)