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Video- The Clock Reached 0:00 For The Rangers

Rangers thought they had a goal at the end of the 2nd period, which would have made the score 3-1 New York Rangers over Columbus Blue Jackets.

Instead, the review went to Toronto and they claimed the period was over. 

Note, this is the Columbus feed which shows 2 tenths of a second left, and the Rangers feed showed 1 tenth of a second left.

The official word from Toronto is they have the “official” clock in Toronto.  That makes me wonder, if a penalty would have been called at the same time, would Toronto call New York and say no penalty, time had expired?

added 9:38am 2/20/12, Rangers broadcast video below….

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Paul's avatar

I know the TV clocks they show on TV are not the official clock, but there has to be a way to make them official.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/20/12 at 12:06 AM ET


Well you can commit a penalty after the horn or whistle in said scenario.

The issue is the networks don’t have access to the burned in clock on the screen. Anything they show is what they try to do on the fly and the videos (of the play and of the clock) aren’t always synced up correctly. In this case the Columbus and New York feeds each showed a different time on the clock (MSG 0.1, FSNO 0.2).

Don’t know why the networks don’t have access to the official burned in image.

Posted by jkrdevil on 02/20/12 at 12:11 AM ET

Paul's avatar

via Larry Brooks tweet,

Sather was shown screen capture of official clock at 0.00 by personnel in Toronto on video review no-goal call re Del Zotto end of second.

Fine and dandy, but if you can’t trust the clocks that are shown, don’t put them up until they are official clocks.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/20/12 at 12:15 AM ET

Itrusteddrrahmani's avatar

Well ya see Paul those clocks are sophisticated instruments that calculate time by measuring electrical charges called coulombs — given the rapidity and volume of electrons that move through the measuring device the calibrator must adjust at certain points which was the delay you see. The delay is just recalibrating for the clock moving too quickly during the 10—10ths of a second before the delay. This insures that the actual playing time during a period is exactly 20 minutes.
“That is not an opinion -— that is science -— amazing device quite frankly)


Posted by Itrusteddrrahmani from Nyc by way of A2 on 02/20/12 at 12:54 AM ET

UMFan's avatar

Note, this is the Columbus feed which shows 2 tenths of a second left, and the Rangers feed showed 1 tenth of a second left.

So there are three clocks going for one game; a home clock, a visitor clock and the official clock. That is an awful lot of electrons being measured for just one game. One would think that given today’s technology that it would be possible to just have one clock instead of three.

Posted by UMFan from Denver, Colorado on 02/20/12 at 05:55 AM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

I sure hope the “clocktroversies” end in time for the playoffs.

Posted by Rdwings28 on 02/20/12 at 09:27 AM ET


We forgot the fourth clock, the one that is kept by the on-ice offiical since a goal can be disallowed if he intended to blow the whistle. Therefore he can reset the official clock back to before the disallowed goal was scored. Does he call Toronto for this too? And who is doing the latency study to determine the time difference between the Toronto clock and the local clocks?

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 02/20/12 at 11:52 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

How does the NFL handle their clocks? It’s not like the NHL has to make this up from scratch.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/20/12 at 12:44 PM ET


That’s it, I’m gonna start keeping time on my own!

Posted by Garth on 02/20/12 at 12:56 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

This here is a make-up call lads.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 02/20/12 at 01:44 PM ET

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