It happened again last night; only 5 games on the schedule but some really weird things happened.  So for the 3rd time this season….

You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension: a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You’re moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You’ve just crossed over into… the Twilight Zone.

Congrats on the shutout loser

There is not too much more you can ask from your goaltender. Ryan Miller made 29 saves and didn’t allow a goal through regulation and overtime against the Rangers for his 2nd shutout of the season. Too bad the Sabres lost in a shootout and he picks up the loss. I love the shootout, but this one just seems so unfair. By the way, for you trivia buffs out there, the first goalie to pick up a shutout loss: Mikka Kiprusoff on December 6th 2005.

Visor debate comes up again, this time for a ref??

Same game. We see refs get shaken up all the time, but this one looked painful. Kelly Sutherland made  highlight packages with his name followed by a sentence usually reserved for players : “he left the game and did not return

Just put the puck on net!

Nice to know that these two teams are battling for top spot in the division and with it, a top 3 seed in the eastern conference (Jump to 0:15)

Time stood still

You want some real freaky Twilight Zone stuff, check out this buzzer beater from Drew Doughty. Keep your eye on the clock as the goal is scored

Uhhhhhm….that 1.8 second mark seemed to last a little longer than it should have didn’t it? Can a timekeeper really do that? Was it simply a clock malfunction? or was it simply…

Hockey traveled to a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call “The Twilight Zone”.

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Let’s head to the links

Until Jeff Carter gets traded, or the deadline comes and goes (which ever comes first), the trade rumours will just keep coming (The Sporting News)

I guess being a major league outfielder comes with some hockey perks…right Nyjer Morgan? (SI)

So we have the Red Wings and Vanucks tonight…will Ryan Kesler be looking for some revenge after getting Kronwalled? (Pro Hockey Talk)

Yesterday we linked a video of Ray Ferraro getting caught mocking Dion Phaneuf. Well Ferraro made some apologies (National Post)

Second City hockey tells us what really grinds their gears

So what happened in the All Star game dressing room when Scott Hartnell found out he would be playing with the Sedins? Barry Melrose Rocks has an idea

So what are you really getting when youshell out huge bucks for an “authentic” NHL jersey? (Winging it in Motown)

I remember a point in my life when collecting hockey cards was one of the most important things in my life! Dirty Dangle remembers it too

PS- in keeping with the hockey card theme, anyone have a Beckett magazine handy? I want to know how much this rookie card is worth

 

Comments (3)

  1. Pizzo, I had this thought on twitter last night as well:

    I think you need to go back in an entire 20 minute period to see how many times the clock stopped early or kept running after whistles. I realize how bad it looks that the clock stops for 1.8 seconds but why are we so concerned about the time keeper’s performance during 60 seconds of play?

    My opinion is that you can’t go back beyond the period because each period needs to be reviewed within those 20 minutes of play because those are the boundaries of the period.

    What happens if there was 15:42 left on the clock and the puck is whistled dead but the time ran to 15:40? That would mean the Doughty goal would have counted. You are dealing with human response to a whistle which will never be perfect.

    I understand how bad it looks but the problem is more systemic than the timekeeper’s performance in the last 60 seconds of a period

  2. Sandwiches, to a certain extent, I see your point. However there is one glaring difference….THERE WAS NO STOPPAGE OF PLAY!

    What we had was a scramble in the zone where time was of the essence. This is not human error, this is probably a malfunction that …lets be honest…screwed the Bluejackets out of a chance to win the game in overtime.

    • I think what likely happened, is on the shot the time keeper was quick on the trigger anticipating a stoppage and wanting to give home team as much time as possible. When he saw the rebound pop out and no whistle he started back up.

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