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Video: Kings’ Carter scores short-handed, but should it be his goal…?

Oct 22, 2013, 12:33 AM EDT

The L.A. Kings got on even terms late in the second period against the Calgary Flames, thanks to a short-handed goal off a rush by Jeff Carter.

The goal, which came at 16:40 of the second period, was originally credited to Mike Richards, who was going hard to the net and was tied up with Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman. However, officials have since changed the scoring play, giving the goal to Carter, who made the centering pass.

It would’ve been Richards’ first goal of the season.

Although, based on the final angle in the clip, it appears the puck just makes contact with the heel of Richards’ stick before it goes off Wideman and through the legs of goalie Karri Ramo. But, take a look, and you be the judge.

  1. patthehockeyfan - Oct 22, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    Honestly, it looked as if it was Wideman who put the puck past his own goalie.

    While I’m sure Richards would like to have been credited with his first goal of the year, he and Carter are BFFs, and having Carter credited, with Richards assisting, probably seems just fine to him.

    Go, Mike! Go, Kings!!

  2. kastout11 - Oct 22, 2013 at 8:29 AM

    It hurts to see ex-Flyers actually scoring goals.

    • Anoesis - Oct 22, 2013 at 10:44 AM

      You mean those over-priced prima donnas the club didn’t want? I guess 11 goals in 8 games would cause that.

      • blackandorangeforlife - Oct 22, 2013 at 12:48 PM

        And Richards 0 goals would be helping them how?

      • Anoesis - Oct 23, 2013 at 12:29 AM

        Carter has five goals, but go ahead and focus on Richards (who does have six assists). Think either of those stats wouldn’t help the punchless Flyers?

  3. Anoesis - Oct 22, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    I realize these West coast games are on late, likely (way) past you guys’ bedtime, but is it too much to ask that you post some sort of recap the following morning? Why do you make me go to another site for a synopsis?

  4. Anoesis - Oct 22, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    By the way, the Kings blew it by giving up the game winner to the Flames with 30 seconds left.

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