L.A. Kings Cheat?

Ok, just wanted to mention something real quick.  I watch the highlights of all the NHL games (for all teams) on nhl.com and I saw something recently that didn’t seem right.

If you watch the highlight video for the Columbus Blue Jackets vs. L.A. Kings game on February 1, 2012, you’ll notice that the clock pauses for about a second near the end of the game.  It freezes on 1.8 seconds.  The reason this is important is because it gave the Kings just enough time to score a goal and win the game.

There’s a pretty good chance that the Kings still would’ve won it in overtime or a shootout since the Blue Jackets are the worst team in the league right now by far, but still, it’s just not right.. the Columbus should’ve been given that chance.  Especially since they played better than I’ve seen them play all year, for the most part.  Plus, the Kings’ goalie, Jonathan Quick is not as good as he’s hyped up to be, in my opinion.. and the Kings are at the top of the middle of the pack at best..  So I think there’s also a decent chance that the Kings wouldn’t be able to score in overtime, and that the Blue Jackets would be able to win in a shootout.

So, it was definitely wrong to let this slip.  I know the NHL watches all the games live so they can fix things like this.. and they really should have.. for the sake of fairness.  However, we can let this mistake go because the Blue Jackets are so terrible that we know they won’t be in the playoffs.. so it doesn’t really affect them.  But at the same time, it may have affected the Kings chances of having a postseason since they’re right on the bubble.  So, NHL, regardless of how much you think something like this won’t affect the teams or standings, you need to fix it!

Columbus Blue Jackets at L.A. Kings (February 1, 2012) – Game winning goal:

Here’s a link to the full highlights video:
http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?hlg=20112012,2,753

Here’s an article about an investigation on this:
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1051541-nhl-investigation-into-clock-irregularity-kings-goal-was-no-good

Thanks for reading,
Matt

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