Just copied and pasted this from the game recap ( forgive us ). But we figured it deserved its own post.
Anyone have video of it?
Here is what happened:
Five minutes into the third period, Pens take a penalty.
Root Sports goes to a commercial, all of sudden the next thing everyone sees is MAF skating to the corner, and the score flip to 2-1 Wings.
ROOT sports missed the goal.
Here is why… they don't know the rules.
PER NHL RULES:
Television timeouts are taken at the first stoppage of play after 6, 10, and 14 minutes of elapsed time unless there is a power play or the first stoppage is the result of a goal scored. In these cases, the timeout will occur at the first stoppage after the penalty expires or the next stoppage after the goal, respectively
Some other thoughts:
We've seen the word discretionary thrown around as well.
If anyone knows anything differently let us know. ROOT sports needs to address this, but they won't.
Any missed goal is 100% unacceptable.
It can't happen. ROOT Sports gets off the hook for every mistake they make because they are the only broadcast in town.
So really, they won't learn. We've accepted that, it is a joke, but we've accepted it.
You can't miss goals though. Embarrassing.