A Potential 4 Million Dollar Mistake
On January 18th, 2014 during a game against the Red Wings, with 26.1 seconds remaining in regulation, Niklas Knonwall shot a puck that was deflected into the netting. 2 refs and 2 linesmen all missed it and the puck wound up in the back of the net giving the Red Wings a victory and denying the Kings a more than likely extra point in the standings.
That point could be costly.
Should the Kings advance to the Stanley Cup finals and should the Montreal Canadiens advance as well, home ice advantage would be based on regular season records:
Both teams finished with exact 46-28-8 records.
BUT because of tie-breaker rules the ROW (regulation and overtime wins) would be the first tie-breaker. I’m not exactly sure why Montreal has a ROW of 40 and Kings have a ROW of 38 given their exact records, but that ONE little tie-breaker will be the difference between Montreal having home ice advantage over Los Angeles.
Each SC finals game is worth 4 million dollars. If it goes to game 7, the Kings would lose 4 million dollars because 8 eyes couldn’t see a puck hit a net. If I was an owner and I just found out I not only lost 4 million dollars PLUS home ice advantage, I’d be screaming fucking murder.
Looks like the Kings won’t have to face Carcillo… should both teams make it to the finals
Jonathan Quick has played 16 games in the playoffs already… and only ONE shutout? He’s due.
He had 3 in 18 games last season and 3 in 20 games when they won the cup.
Budweiser bar before the game – just outside of section119 – be there –