The first impulse around 11 p.m. last night when there was no score up from the Carleton-Ottawa women's hockey playoff game on the CIS website was to assume that someone was slowing getting the data entered.
Nope, it turns out the Ravens and Gee-Gees were still playing. Carleton's Kerri Palmer got the series-winning goal after 59:27 of overtime, some 4½ hours after the opening faceoff. To put it mildly, it's quite a way for Carleton to win a playoff round for the first time in the program's three-year history. It's the second-longest women's playoff game ever, next to a Toronto-York game in 2000 that needed 65:07 of overtime.
Ottawa's Melissa DiPetta stopped 57 shots in the marathon, while Carleton's Valerie Charbonneau blocked 53. (Granted, Charbonneau stopped that many shots in regulation time a few times during Carleton's first two seasons.)