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NHL looking into scoreboard error in Los Angeles
AP ^ | Friday, Feb 3, 2012 | not listed

Posted on 02/03/2012 3:43:56 AM PST by airborne

TORONTO — The NHL is investigating a scoreboard error that could have an "enormous impact" on playoff races in the Western Conference.

During Wednesday night's game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, the clock briefly stopped in the closing seconds — giving Drew Doughty enough time to score the winning goal in a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The puck officially crossed the line with less than a second to play in regulation. However, when the Blue Jackets looked at video after the game, they discovered the clock froze for roughly a second just prior to Doughty's goal — meaning time should have expired.

The NHL's video room looked at the play immediately after the goal was scored, but didn't notice that the scoreboard stopped while the Kings were buzzing around the net.

"We didn't even look to go back and say 'OK, did something happen (with the clock)?"' Colin Campbell, the NHL's senior executive vice president of hockey operations, said Thursday.

"When it crosses the line (and) you review it, you back the puck out and you see what the clock was. And the clock was 0.4 (seconds).

"And then after the game, minutes after the game, we see (it and say) 'Holy cow."'

(Excerpt) Read more at pittsburghlive.com ...


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: hockey; nhl
Thought I'd post this because it could have ramifications down the line, come playoff time.
1 posted on 02/03/2012 3:44:02 AM PST by airborne
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To: airborne; Hat-Trick; SZonian; retrokitten; hollywood; Alberta's Child; Betis70; ColoCdn; k2afe; ...
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2 posted on 02/03/2012 3:45:14 AM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne

Is this confined to Staples Center or could this be something more sinister?


3 posted on 02/03/2012 4:01:57 AM PST by Artie
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To: Artie

Sounds like the NHL works like the rinoe republicans.


4 posted on 02/03/2012 4:07:06 AM PST by american_ranger
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To: Artie

Hard to say, but IMHO the NHL will find out if this is an isolated incident, or if it occurs more often than this one time.

They have all the tapes, and they’re good at reviewing.

I think the NHL has the best instant replay system in all of professional sports. It’s all done at NHL Headquarters in Toronto - every replay call is made from there.

No outside influences - they sit in “The Bunker” and make calls on every game played. And that’s all they do.

Not a bad gig, now that I think of it! ;^)


5 posted on 02/03/2012 4:11:46 AM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne

Yeah, but they still make some boneheaded decisions and the league protects certain franchises.


6 posted on 02/03/2012 4:55:35 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: airborne

They are human and do make mistakes. The war room called a goal against us this season and said the call on the ice stands. No one on the ice had called the goal and they just gave it to the opposing team when it clearly was NOT a goal. And the intent to whistle call drives me nuts.


7 posted on 02/03/2012 4:59:17 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I've been impressed with Brendan Shanahan’s job as the Director of Discipline.

His providing of video to accompany every decision regarding fines and suspensions is excellent, and long overdue.

8 posted on 02/03/2012 5:01:24 AM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: secret garden
They are human and do make mistakes

There's no denying that.

9 posted on 02/03/2012 5:02:53 AM PST by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: airborne

Even when I disagree with him, I think it’s fair the way he presents each case.


10 posted on 02/03/2012 5:14:07 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: airborne

And Shanahan has credibility too.

BTW, speaking of the Toronto booth reviews: I was sitting right behind the goal a couple years ago when the Hurricanes scored at :01 of regulation to beat Brodeur and the Devils in a play off game. Took about 10 very nervous minutes of review to determine. Was the only time a play off game had been decided at the buzzer in regulation like that. There was not even time for a face off. It was a regulation sudden death type ending.


11 posted on 02/03/2012 5:22:28 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: airborne

Fri Feb 3, 2012 NY Islanders Ottawa
Fri Feb 3, 2012 Winnipeg Florida
Fri Feb 3, 2012 Los Angeles St Louis
Fri Feb 3, 2012 Chicago Calgary
Fri Feb 3, 2012 Columbus Anaheim
Sat Feb 4, 2012 Pittsburgh Boston
Sat Feb 4, 2012 New Jersey Philadelphia
Sat Feb 4, 2012 Washington Montréal
Sat Feb 4, 2012 Vancouver Colorado
Sat Feb 4, 2012 Toronto Ottawa
Sat Feb 4, 2012 Buffalo NY Islanders
Sat Feb 4, 2012 Los Angeles Carolina
Sat Feb 4, 2012 Florida Tampa Bay
Sat Feb 4, 2012 St Louis Nashville
Sat Feb 4, 2012 Minnesota Dallas
Sat Feb 4, 2012 San Jose Phoenix
Sat Feb 4, 2012 Detroit Edmonton
Sun Feb 5, 2012 Boston Washington
Sun Feb 5, 2012 Pittsburgh New Jersey
Sun Feb 5, 2012 Philadelphia NY Rangers
Sun Feb 5, 2012 Winnipeg Montréal

Game of the weekend is once again Rangers vs Flyers. Altough Montreal vs Washington should be good.


12 posted on 02/03/2012 5:56:36 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: airborne

I’ve seen clocks do that all the time late in games... they all go a little funny when counting down by tenths of a second.


13 posted on 02/03/2012 7:07:54 AM PST by rwilson99 (Please tell me how the words "shall not perish and have everlasting life" would NOT apply to Mary.)
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Well, 2012 is a Leap Year. Gotta make up for the extra day.


14 posted on 02/03/2012 7:39:26 AM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: airborne

Whoa.

I used to do this in college: when we had to turn in 5 page papers and mine went over, I’d put in 2 page 4s. I never got caught. no one looks back. Glad someone did here!

I hope whoever did this gets caught. Cheaters are weasels.


15 posted on 02/03/2012 8:30:19 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: airborne
Big oooops.

BTW, how about Sam Gagner last night? Eight points, tying The Great One's team record. What's more, he participated in all of the Oilers' 8 goals, I don't think that's ever happened.

16 posted on 02/03/2012 9:30:44 AM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: airborne
Not a bad gig, now that I think of it! ;^)

Yeah. I wonder if they serve beer and wings? ;-)
17 posted on 02/03/2012 9:43:49 AM PST by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: airborne

As I sit here in my Blue Jackets sweatshirt, all I can say is... I hope this doesn’t impact our “Fail for Nail” strategery.

Game of the weekend is Boston vs. Pittsburgh (1pm Sat). Pens are playing much better now than they were the last time they saw each other in December. IMO they are the two best teams in the east.


18 posted on 02/03/2012 12:32:24 PM PST by Varda (Crosby is my Captain)
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To: airborne

As I sit here in my Blue Jackets sweatshirt, all I can say is... I hope this doesn’t impact their “Fail for Nail” strategery.

Game of the weekend is Boston vs. Pittsburgh (1pm Sat). Pens are playing much better now than they were the last time they saw each other in December. IMO they are the two best teams in the east.


19 posted on 02/03/2012 12:33:25 PM PST by Varda (Crosby is my Captain)
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To: airborne
Thought I'd post this because it could have ramifications down the line, come playoff time.

Not for the Jackets, obviously.

20 posted on 02/03/2012 12:37:15 PM PST by GSWarrior (I don't like half the folks I love.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

And they could care less about certain others *cough Islanders cough*.


21 posted on 02/03/2012 5:48:57 PM PST by wastedyears (Not too long you devious little parathyroid. Soon I'll be rid of you and I'll be free.)
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