Friday, April 20, 2012

Habs News, Clock Stop, Gill, Holtby and More

Morning hockey fans!

Wow. Can you imagine the proverbial gong show had the Boston Bruins scored in the dying seconds of last night's contest against the Washington Capitals?

With 9.5 seconds left in the game, the game-clock operator realized 0.9 seconds should have been added. But off-ice officials couldn't get the attention of the on-ice officials, meaning that the clock wasn't re-started until 5.3 seconds after the ensuing faceoff. In the extra few seconds of play, Braden Holtby — who made 44 saves in his team's 2-1 win — was even forced to make one final, big save.

The clock-related incident in Columbus caused a stir earlier this season. In the playoffs, the controversy would have only been multiplied exponentially.

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TSN - McKenzie: Holtby has busy night but delivers for Capitals

TSN - NHL says crowd noise led to extra time at end of Capitals' win

USA Today - Blues one win away from dispatching Sharks

USA Today - Holtby lifts Capitals to series-tying win

USA Today - Coyotes put Blackhawks on the brink with third overtime win

USA Today - Brodeur nets 24th playoff shutout as Devils cruise

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