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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The Zamboni pilot gets points for cleaning markings from the ice, but he or she must complete the challenge before the Zamboni runs out of fuel. The Zamboni can refuel by picking up gas cans, as well as earn bonus points by pic… [Read more]
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