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Video- When Time Stopped On The Doughty Goal

from AaronPortzline of Puck-Rakers,

A twitchy finger in Los Angeles may have cost the Blue Jackets at least a point tonight in Staples Center. If the Jackets were battling for a playoff spot, this would be a heartbreaker. Instead, it’s a black mark on the NHL and just another lump in a season full of them.

Kings defenseman Drew Doughty scored at the end of an intense scramble with only 0.3 seconds remaining, giving Los Angeles a 3-2 victory over the Blue Jackets before a soldout crowd of 18,118. Except the goal shouldn’t have counted.

Replays shown by both Fox Sports Ohio and Fox Sports West, which covers the Kings, show the game clock mysteriously stopping for at least a full second with 1.8 seconds remaining. Had the clock kept running—the puck was still in play, so it should have—the buzzer would have sounded before Doughty dropped to a knee and buried the loose puck.


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Wow, that’s gotta sting.  That part of the goal should be reviewable, since they clearly reviewed it in the “war room”.  They would have to have seen the clock get “stuck” at 1.8 seconds during their review, and the result should be that the “war room” calls it a no-goal and a face off in the Blue Jackets’ zone with 1.8 seconds on the clock, due to clock malfunction.

Seriously, it’s not that hard to figure out how to correct it.  Is the NHL really that clumsy?

Posted by BuzzFledderjohn on 02/02/12 at 12:05 PM ET


come on

Posted by bsalamon on 02/02/12 at 12:13 PM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

wow, that is a bit bizarro…......

Posted by Rdwings28 on 02/02/12 at 12:28 PM ET

John W.'s avatar

If the Jackets were battling for a playoff spot, this would be a heartbreaker. Instead, it’s a black mark on the NHL and just another lump in a season full of them.

Sure, losing the point (or 2) doesn’t really mean anything for the Jackets, but LA gaining potentially an unearned point hurts every team they may be competing with for a playoff spot.  I cannot believe that no one in Toronto noticed the clock stopping and allowed this goal to stand.  The NHL proves yet again how big of a joke it really is.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 02/02/12 at 12:38 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar


Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 02/02/12 at 12:42 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

That is BS…but did anyone else laugh when they say Lebduh?

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 02/02/12 at 12:47 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

This isn’t really the same thing, but I am reminded of some of the dirty pool that’s been played before (like the citizens of Ottawa salting the ice for the 1905 Stanley Cup - that’s another story).
This is my favorite:
1963 - Montreal won 3-1 in Chicago in a game where Canadiens goalie Jacques Plante took time out to measure the height of the Chicago goalposts. He discovered that they measured only 3’10” instead of the regulation 4’.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 02/02/12 at 01:59 PM ET

Ducksworth's avatar

Watch LA get into the playoffs with a one point margin, this game could have been the difference lol

Posted by Ducksworth from Brownstown, MI on 02/02/12 at 02:05 PM ET


Wow, this kind of thing should not be happening with today’s technology.  Come on, NHL.  Don’t be a garage league….

Posted by Lex Talionis on 02/02/12 at 02:06 PM ET

Da lil Guy's avatar

Let’s take a moment to remember the real victims here.

Of course, I’m referring tot he Edmonton Oilers and the Carolina Hurricanes.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 02/02/12 at 02:10 PM ET

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