Link City, Groundhog Day

Punxsutawney Phil sees 6 more weeks of Tyler Kennedy not being able to score.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZlIFpwZC8hQ/TmlCCqZ_0dI/AAAAAAABt2s/VSHBrFE4KsM/puck.pngColumbus was screwed last night in Los Angeles.  Columbus GM Scott Howson wrote a piece about it [Blue Jackets].  Click link to see video.

Drew Doughty apparently scored the winning goal on a power play with under one second to go in the third period. After talking to our coaches, and depending on how you analyze the video, the puck crossed the line with between 0.6 and 0.4 seconds remaining. Let’s just say for argument’s sake the puck crossed the line with 0.6 seconds left. When the coaches went back to the video room to review the winning goal, they noticed the clock stopped with 1.8 seconds left for at least one second and immediately went down the hall to alert the referees of the situation.,

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It is an amazing coincidence that with the Kings on a power play at STAPLES Center and with a mad scramble around our net in the dying seconds of the third period of a 2-2 hockey game that the clock stopped for at least one full second. I can only think of two ways in which this would have happened. Either there was a deliberate stopping of the clock or the clock malfunctioned.

King's GM Dean Lombardi responds with science. [puck daddy]

"Those clocks are sophisticated instruments that calculate time by measuring electrical charges called coulombs — given the rapidity and volume of electrons that move through the measuring device the calibrator must adjust at certain points which was the delay you see. The delay is just recalibrating for the clock moving too quickly during the 10—10ths of a second before the delay. This insures that the actual playing time during a period is exactly 20 minutes.

"That is not an opinion -— that is science -— amazing device quite frankly."

 

Other news..

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZlIFpwZC8hQ/TmlCCqZ_0dI/AAAAAAABt2s/VSHBrFE4KsM/puck.pngThe Leafs have a pretty good shutdown line in Grabovski, Kulemin, and MacArthur [TSN]. Seriously, they were dominant in both games against the Penguins.  Let the laughs have something to get excited about.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZlIFpwZC8hQ/TmlCCqZ_0dI/AAAAAAABt2s/VSHBrFE4KsM/puck.pngGood question asked by [PHT].

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZlIFpwZC8hQ/TmlCCqZ_0dI/AAAAAAABt2s/VSHBrFE4KsM/puck.pngDon Cherry and Brian Burke are in what sounds like a pointless argument [feud].

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZlIFpwZC8hQ/TmlCCqZ_0dI/AAAAAAABt2s/VSHBrFE4KsM/puck.pngCanucks' forward Cody Hodgson is the rookie of the month [NHL].

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZlIFpwZC8hQ/TmlCCqZ_0dI/AAAAAAABt2s/VSHBrFE4KsM/puck.pngWinnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien is going to trial [Toronto Sun] because he drove his boat drunk.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZlIFpwZC8hQ/TmlCCqZ_0dI/AAAAAAABt2s/VSHBrFE4KsM/puck.pngTonight's [Schedule]  Boston vs. Carolina, 7:00 p.m. on NHL Network.  Game of the night – Vancouver vs. Detroit, 10:00 p.m. 

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