Not even the clock can stop Ovechkin from winning his first Stanley Cup
Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin withstood the test of time and won the Stanley Cup on Thursday.
During the biggest minute of the entire 2017-18 season, the clock malfunctioned.
The Caps led the Vegas Golden Knights 4-3 with less than two minutes left in the final period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup. Suddenly, the clock on the scoreboard and the TV froze.
The TV clock disappeared; play continued. Nobody knew how much time was left.
Eventually, there was a stoppage, and the refs paused to figure out the situation.
Twitter did not pause, though.
Pretty good time for a clock malfunction
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) June 8, 2018
THERE AREN’T ANY CLOCKS IN THE CASINOS EITHER, FOLKS
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) June 8, 2018
There was a clock malfunction here at T-Mobile on the jumbotron, Caps bench was going crazy…
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 8, 2018
Baseball Twitter got involved, too.
Whoa easy there hockey we’re the sport with no clock
— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) June 8, 2018
And no good story is complete without an Airplane! reference.
Vegas clock operator pic.twitter.com/VYAbuYzHVl
— Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) June 8, 2018