The Columbus Blue Jackets got the shaft Wednesday night.
This might not be a big deal when referring to hockey sticks, but it matters when it comes to a last-second goal that eliminated overtime against the Los Angeles Kings.
It matters a lot.
Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson appropriately pointed this out in a Thursday blog post that was later removed from the team's website.
"Anyone who has competed at a high level of sports knows that when you put everything into a game, the result matters," Howson wrote. "And to have the result altered unfairly stings."
The situation: The game was tied 2-2 in the final seconds, with the Kings swarming the Blue Jackets goal on a power play. Drew Doughty scored with four-tenths of a second left.
However, replays showed the clock did not move during play for about one full second with 1.8 seconds left, a stoppage that Howson noticed and brought to the league's attention.
NHL vice president Colin Campbell told Howson that the league ...