the clocks do malfunction without human cause and stop, which is why theres 2 guys with stopwatches also timinig the game yet why were neitehr of them talkign to the officials..
kerry fraser said 1 guy is in the video review room in the home stadium and the other is in the penalty box.. as he says, of course none of the 3 either ever match b/c of reaction time, but both stop watches should have been at 0:00 regardless... and someone should have said something..
was the goal even reviewed on the ice to check the time it crossed? if so, how does the reviewer not see the frozen clock and call toronto on this, even if it wasnt being reviewed by the refs, why was there no buzz to the score table for the review guys upstairs to verify the time the puck crossed the line?
something clearly is not matching up here... video review should have been an immediate call as soon as the puck went in seeing as the clock read 0:00, toronto should have been following that play immediately watching the clock to see the cross over hte line time, and if they did, they would have seen the clock stop and called LA ..
where is the communication line here? someone isnt saying something...
One article mentioned the way they check to see if the puck crossed before 0 was to go in reverse. Go to video with puck in net and rewind until time is on the clock (0.1) then check if puck is across the line. If that's true and always done that way, then they would not have noticed the paused clock at 1.8
i put it in the same boat as winning or losing a game on a bad off-side call/non-call. **** happens man......look into it, if it can be fixed, fix it, if it cant be fixed?.......oh well, life goes on.
Missed off-side call could be an error in judgement. Having operated a scoreboard, myself, all be it on a much smaller scale, a scoreboard operator can manipulate the time in a game like no other official can. My hope is that this was some sort of computer glitch, but for it to happen in favor of the home team, at that time of the game, and with the puck being where it was when it did happen, it all seems too coincidental for me. I suppose Murphy's Law could come into play, but so could the index finger that hit the "clock stop/start" button.
nothing will happen, and I'm sure its happened before in other sports, but not in this dramatic of circumstances (goal being scored in the dying seconds).
I'd be willing to bet it happens in every game. The console that operates the scoreboard has a clock on it, too. But unlike the scoreboard, it always counts tenths of seconds. So let's say that the whistle blows the play dead, if the scoreboard clock says that there are 16:47 left in the period, the console clock may say that there is 16:47:9 left. So theoretically, before the play resumes, the off-ice official could shave off those 9/10 of seconds before the puck drops, and the scoreboard will still read "16:47" - Think about that, almost a full second was shaved off during that particular play stoppage. If that happens even 30 times a game, that's 30 seconds. And don't think for a second that it doesn't happen. The idea behind almost every job is to get out of there as soon as possible. So I have no doubt that his actually happens. My speculation is that the off-ice official tried to manipulate the Kings game, but will potentially get caught. This will be very interesting.