The most bizarre moment in the Sharks' 6-5 shootout victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night came late in the third period when forward Ryane Clowe was sitting on the bench and extended his stick onto the ice to break up a possible scoring threat. The capacity crowd inside Staples Center saw it happen and it was caught by TV cameras (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daaU4QCM5MY), but referees Stephen Walkom and Brian Pochmara missed it so no penalty was called. In the locker room afterward, Clowe twice appeared to be feigning ignorance of the move when asked about it by reporters. "I have no idea what you guys are talking about," Clowe said. "I'll have to see the video or something. Someone show me the video." But the Los Angeles locker room was very aware of what happened. "What do you think my thoughts are?, Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. "You can't call too many men on the ice. What do you call it-too many sticks? I'm surprised because Jarret [Stoll] was carrying the puck and nobody else saw it. It's not the question of whether I've seen it before. I'm just surprised it didn't get seen." Stoll was bringing the puck down the sideboards when Clowe appeared to interfere with play, something that could have earned the Sharks a penalty for too many men on the ice -- at the very least.
Ryane Clowe breaks up Kings' late potential scoring threat from the bench
San Jose Mercury News | Apr 6