A huge mistake by the NHL regarding Sean Monahan and the Montreal Canadiens, which could have major repercussions

Published November 23, 2023 at 5:44 PM
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
The Canadiens won by a score of 4-3 against the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. It's a rare victory for the Habs there, especially in regulation.

At the time of writing, the final score is still listed as 4-3 on the official NHL website, but that's an error.

In the last seconds of the game, Sean Monahan cleared the puck into the empty net of the Ducks with 0.3 seconds remaining.

You might say that it's not catastrophic and has no impact on the game, and you're right. Monahan should also sleep well despite having one less goal on his record.


Where it becomes significant is in the realm of sports betting. Wagers on sports, including hockey, are extremely popular, and there are always categories for betting on which team wins by a certain number of goals.

Imagine all the bets that are affected by this error. All the winners who aren't really winners and the losers who become winners. It's a real puzzle to solve, and it's happening everywhere on the internet.

I don't know if the NHL will correct the mistake and how sports betting sites will handle the situation with their customers, but it promises to create a lot of controversy.

IN YOUR OPINION, SHOULD THE NHL HAVE ADDRESSED THE ISSUE A LONG TIME AGO?
NOVEMBER 23      119 ANSWERS
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