Originally posted by hazSo, Ray Emery gets hurt early in the first period last night after saving only 1 shot.
In comes Martin Gerber, who proceeds to make 31 saves as Ottawa wins 6-0. He ends up being one of the 3 stars in the game.
In the stats book, however, Emery gets the Win. Neither of them gets a shutout.
*** Note: I have Gerber in the hockey pool and expected a win and shutout based on his performance. All I got was a 1.000 save percentage bump.
The Win rule kinda makes sense, though in this case it's silly. The goalie that's playing when the team scores the winning goal gets the win. If you don't do that you can rotate goalies during the game and both pick up wins.
But technically, shouldn't Emery have gotten the shut-out too? He did have a 100% sp. (Probably some rule about having to have stopped at least X shots. At which point it owuld make sense for Gerber to get the s.o...and then you can argue about the W too/again)
I was probably caught up in the anger watching everything unfold, and yeah, the NHL would never do it. Embarassment is a nice way to put it. Why should the NHL punish the Canucks? It wasn't their fault that the fans were rioting.