Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 2/2/12
The NHL is investigating a suspicious circumstance from Wednesday night's last-second victory by the Los Angeles Kings over the Columbus Blue Jackets. With the game tied 2-2 and the home Kings on the power play, the clock froze at 1.8 seconds and remained stopped for more than a second. Kings defenseman Drew Doughty's game-winner crossed the goal line with 0.4 on the clock. Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson immediately contacted the NHL after the game to address the fishy situation. "I spoke with (NHL Senior Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations) Colin Campbell on two occasions after the game," Howson said in a statement. "Colin has promised me that the NHL will investigate this to try and figure out how this happened." Describing it as an "amazing coincidence," Howson said Campbell confirmed the official game clock at the Staples Center incorrectly stopped at 1.8, not just the clock shown on television. Nevertheless, Campbell told ESPN Thursday the result of t...
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