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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