What is the NHL’s War Room doing?

In order to ensure accuracy, the NHL uses what is commonly referred to as the “War Room”; in short, a large room in which dozens of off-ice officials sit and watch multiple television screens showing every single NHL game from multiple camera angles. NHL on-ice officials routinely communicate with them in order to make sure that the game is called correctly.

They must have been out on a coffee break Sunday night.

Midway through the first period of the Detroit Red Wings’ game against the Anaheim Ducks, Red Wings forward Riley Sheahan beat Ducks goaltender John Gibson with a laser of a shot that actually went THROUGH the net. A review soon followed, but referees Dean Morton and Chris Lee apparently decided the evidence was inconclusive, despite clear evidence to the contrary. What would have made the score 2-0 in Detroit’s favor was all for naught, and the Ducks would tie the score at one soon afterwards.

It makes you wonder – why exactly does the NHL have their off-ice officials monitor every single game with every camera angle imaginable if they can’t get a simple call like that correct? This isn’t the first time that the Red Wings have had goals incorrectly taken away from them, and I’m afraid it probably won’t be the last, either.

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