April 01, 2013
Happy April Fool's Day!
Oh I'm sorry Leafs fans. I'm told I pick on the Leafs too much. But it's just too easy!
Let's pick on the goal judges instead. Only this is no joke - it actually happened.
April 1st, 1979 - The Colorado Rockies scored a wild 9-5 win over the St. Louis Blues in the final game of the 1978-79 season.
Making the game even crazier was the antics of goal judge Rod Lippman. He neglected to trigger the goal light on an obvious tally, then twice lit the lamp when the puck had not even come close to entering the net.
Lippman was so incompetent that referee Greg Madill actually had him ejected and replaced - a NHL first.