The NHL is investigating Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh for not sending all available camera angles to league headquarters in Toronto for Simon Gagne’s apparent goal that was under review against the Penguins last Thursday, the Daily News has learned.
FSN Pittsburgh, who had the game’s only video feed, allegedly sent all of the camera angles of the replay except the one that clearly showed the puck over the goal line.
Comcast SportsNet elected to not use their own video feed during the game to save money on production costs, one SportsNet employee said on Monday.
Video of the angle in question is shown below.
It is not yet clear whether FSN Pittsburgh purposely excluded the angle or it was an unintentional oversight, though one Penguins announcer can be heard saying “we saved that one” on the broadcast.
The play was ruled no-goal by officials for “inconclusive evidence,” and that angle wasn’t shown by FSN Pittsburgh until after the review produced a no-goal call.
The non-goal, which wound up not impacting the final score, would have given the Flyers a 6-3 lead heading into the second intermission. Coincidentally, the game was the second most watched Penguins regular season telecast ever.
The NHL has given no indication as to length of the investigation or what penalties may come of it.
A message left for FSN Pittsburgh after business hours on Monday has not yet been returned.
I hope something is done about this. Makes me think about other goals that we're no goal that could have been a goal.
Last edited by MiamiScreamingEagles: 01-12-2010 at 07:59 PM.
If the Flyers had lost. My guess, considering the Flyers won anyway, is that they'll throw some insignificant fine at them to give the allusion that they're unbiased.
How could the league not at the very least have a list of camera's in each stadium so they know an angle is missing? Who's running this multi billion dollar organization, Goofy or Dumbo?
I've been wondering this for years. I remember a few times in the mid-90s where we got absolutely SCREWED on replays in... I think it was Edminton?
There needs to be a traveling league official in charge of the in-house replay system for every game. Attach them to the on-ice officiating crews. Not just some dude or dudette who stays in the same city all season who works for the league.
If Toronto is going to have the final say, then information needs to be fed to them via League sources, not network hacks.