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Watch Clowe, Doughty and others react to “shocking” bench move

Apr 6, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

Courtesy ESPN LA’s Dan Arritt, here are some Sharks and Kings players reacting to Ryane Clowe‘s stickwork during San Jose’s 6-5 shootout win over Los Angeles last night.

Clowe was on the bench with about two minutes remaining in the third period when he reached out and knocked the puck away from Kings forward Jarret Stoll, holding up a potential 3-on-2 for the Kings.

As evident by this video, his move caught both teams by surprise:

Kings captain Dustin Brown wasn’t featured in the video, but he was dismayed that the officials failed to make any sort of call on Clowe.

“I’m not sure how all four of them missed it,” he said. “I thought it was pretty evident.”

  1. 1trojanlove - Apr 6, 2012 at 11:32 AM

    Such an important game for both teams, and no call? I don’t know what the call is, but there should have been something…

    • elvispocomo - Apr 6, 2012 at 2:33 PM

      I liked the “I couldn’t text them” bit.

  2. nogoodtomedead - Apr 6, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    It was a cheap move- curious to see what the penalty is. But this isn’t why the Kings lost- they led the whole way- couldn’t put away SJ at home. They get a chance for redemption in SJ.

  3. sharksfan754 - Apr 6, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    I didn’t see anything when it happened and then when the sharks feed showed the replay it made me sick. What an inexcusable play.

  4. iinformeduthusly - Apr 6, 2012 at 12:10 PM

    Suspend him for a playoff game, you will never see him or any other do what he did again.

    Otherwise why WON’T someone do this again?

    • sharksman - Apr 6, 2012 at 1:07 PM

      It doesnt happen because its a illegal play. Most players dont want to put their team on the pk. It should have been called and wasnt. That’s all folks ! Once again bad play by Clowe wasnt called. the end

      • iinformeduthusly - Apr 6, 2012 at 1:12 PM

        Oh no doubt you wanna try to sell this as a simple “too many men on the ice” if you’re the Sharks or a fan.

        Problem is, he never tried to get on the ice. LOL
        You can’t have it, you shouldn’t have to deal with stuff like this because nobody thinks someone would actually do what he did, but since he did. You gotta answer it somehow.

        Give him 1 playoff game

      • sharksman - Apr 6, 2012 at 2:19 PM

        I am not going to say its the same as too many men but it is a 2 min penalty. Thats it. Jerk move by Clowe. Yup you would think this would not happen but it did its in the book as a 2 min penalty. Refs missed it. The End. Will he get fined ? dont know , should he ? Yeah I think a $5000 fine like the one he got for slashing Ott is justified.

  5. sharksman - Apr 6, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    “shocking” !
    This is no different than any other penalty that should have been called that wasnt. Bad play by Clowe, not called move on. No one is talking about the hit on mitchell that put him out of the game. Why wasnt that “shocking” play called by the refs. Just makes for a good matchup on saturday ! Lets go Sharks !

    • kitshky - Apr 6, 2012 at 3:36 PM

      Dude …it is different that any other penalty. It’s something that is just simply not part of the game, at all. Of course it’s not the same as Keiths elbow or some other major infraction but it’s not just a simple play that didnt get called. It’s immature, (shocking when I first saw it this morning to be honest) ridiculous, and it flies in the face of literally everything about the game.

      I wouldnt say suspension but I think this is one of the places that just highlights how out of toucoh it is that players can only be fined a max of $2,500. You should be able to throw a huge fine at him …and then move on.

  6. themajorleagueblog - Apr 6, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    As much as it pains LA Kings fans, I don’t believe Clowe would get a suspension. I think he’ll get a fine for that, maybe a 1 game suspension, but nothing too severe.

  7. bleedingteal4life - Apr 6, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    The sharks are a hard luck team that rarely has the ref’s on their side. Maybe this was their way of making it up to them 😛

  8. rrino - Apr 6, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    What a clown for flat out denying it, man up and admit it. Its called taking responsibility for your actions.

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