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Jackets-Rangers produces another clock controversy

Feb 19, 2012, 10:44 PM EDT

When the Columbus Blue Jackets go on the road, it seems like clock controversies follow them. The incident involving the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center robbed them of a chance to go to overtime while Sunday’s incident went in their “favor.”

Here’s video of what maybe should have been a 3-1 goal for the New York Rangers in the waning moments of the second period. Paul Kukla mentions that the Columbus feed showed the goal happening with .2 seconds left while the Rangers one has it with .1:

The Rangers ended up winning 3-2 in overtime, so it didn’t really hurt the Rangers. The Blue Jackets still seem primed to get the best odds of winning the draft lottery, too. With that in mind, this boils down to just being something the league should have its eye on when the games matter for – you  know – both teams.

  1. hanktheking - Feb 20, 2012 at 1:32 AM

    1) Awful call
    2) Games will never matter for CBJ
    3) Fans chanting “WE DON’T WANT YOU” after Nash scored to tie the game was simply awesome. Maybe now he’ll cross NY off his exclusive “list”.

  2. firemarshal1 - Feb 20, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    Terrible call. Wow! I wonder if the call would have been the same if it was a Canadian team that scored a goal. Corruption by the NHL?????? How do you make a call against a goal scored with .2 or .1 seconds left????? Gary Bettman, do your job or the fans will stop watching the games, if they feel the games are fixed.

  3. gaborik104life - Feb 20, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    It’s an interesting call to say the least. On Msg it said .1 left. The columbus feed had .2 and the guys in Toronto had zero. There is an image on the internet that was sent to Sather showing the time the people in Toronto had and off that it was no goal. With the image being sent out there is really not much to argue just because they are the final judgment plus Rangers won so the play can’t get overhyped.

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