Google doodle lets hockey fans drive the Zamboni

Google’s Zamboni doodle honoring the inventor of the famous ice resurfacer.

(Credit: Screenshot by Steven Musil/CNET)

Google is helping the National Hockey League begin its abbreviated season.

The NHL’s 48-game season will begin Saturday after a 113-day lockout, but the Web giant apparently recognizes that the ice will need some TLC before players can skate to their opening face off. So Google is rolling out a Zamboni doodle to clean things up.

The interactive doodle begins by launching a skater that scratches up the ice. A Zamboni ice resurfacer then appears that Web users can, using their mouse, manipulate through a series of tests to clean the ice.

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