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VANCOUVER -- Calgary coach Brent Sutter was crying foul at Canucks fans after the Flames beat Vancouver in a shootout Saturday night.

Sutter said someone in the sellout crowd of 18,810 at General Motors Place was directing a laser pointer at goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff throughout the game in an effort to distract him.

"It was going on all night," said Sutter. "It was brought to the attention of the refs and security, and it's hard to believe that can go on for 60 minutes in a hockey game and it's not located and not found."

A laser pointer, used frequently as a teaching and presentation tool, flashes a red beam of light at a target to highlight it. The effort was not especially helpful, because the Canucks were outshot 40-21.

Kiprusoff managed to make one more save than Vancouver counterpart Roberto Luongo in the shootout as the Flames moved into sole possession of first in the Northwest, a point ahead of the Canucks.

"It was a distraction to our goaltender and security did mention they were trying to locate it, but I heard after the game it was spotted on TV where it was at," said Sutter. "So it's too bad it went 60 minutes of a hockey game and never was rectified."

Kiprusoff, who received medical treatment after the game, was not immediately available for comment.

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That's lame and dangerous, but also kind of hilarious.

Hopefully not too many people will get ideas out of this.

Players sprain their ankles, get concussions, ect. The last thing we need is players getting blinded because of some stupid, selfish fan.

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That is dangerous and ridiculous. It's funny in the way that someone is stupid enough to think about that. Hope they'll find that dude.

good for him, that's all he deserves

What's funny is that I've thought about it for YEARS...

but I'd never actually do it. Tickets are too expensive to risk getting kicked out. :lol:

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Nothing says you believe in your team like cheating to try and help them :) The only thing that really surprises me is that it wasn't the Rangers or Flyers fans doing it.
you hit right on the head my take on fans 'going above and beyond' to help their team win -- they're implicitly saying they don't think their team could win otherwise...
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It's just one more blow to the integrity of our game, and frankly I think it's been as bad a week as I can recall in a while. We've got fans cheating with lasers in one town, the Auger/Burrows nonsense in another, and the "missing replay" in Pittsburgh. It's just been a terrible week for the reputation of the sport, and the league. And I don't think Bettman will do a thing about any of it. Maybe he thinks not enough people are watching or will care, and that in itself is a crying shame.

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It's just one more blow to the integrity of our game, and frankly I think it's been as bad a week as I can recall in a while. We've got fans cheating with lasers in one town, the Auger/Burrows nonsense in another, and the "missing replay" in Pittsburgh. It's just been a terrible week for the reputation of the sport, and the league. And I don't think Bettman will do a thing about any of it. Maybe he thinks not enough people are watching or will care, and that in itself is a crying shame.

what happened in Pittsburgh???? :huh:

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what happened in Pittsburgh???? :huh:

FSN Pittsburgh admits error; suspends producer

Wednesday, 01.13.2010 / 11:01 AM / News NHL.comFSN Pittsburgh has suspended a member of its production crew after an investigation into a video-replay incident during last Thursday's game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers.

On the play in question, the NHL Hockey Operations Department in Toronto was reviewing whether or not Simon Gagne had scored a shorthanded goal in the second period of an eventual 7-4 win by the Flyers. The on-ice officials ruled no-goal on the play, and replays initially aired on FSN Pittsburgh showed inconclusive evidence of a goal, allowing the original call to stand.

However, after the video-replay period concluded, FSN Pittsburgh aired a replay that definitively showed the puck crossing the goal line as Brent Johnson, the Pittsburgh goalie, smothered it.

Tuesday, FSN Pittsburgh, the Penguins' local television rightsholder, concluded its investigation into the matter, suspending the production crew member. According to reports in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the producer suspended was Lowell MacDonald Jr., son of former Pittsburgh Penguins player Lowell MacDonald.

"There is nothing more important than the integrity of the game," FSN Pittsburgh said in a release. "During last Thursday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers, a definitive replay of a Flyers goal was not aired prior to the conclusion of the official review and, as a result, a Flyers goal was not awarded. Fortunately, this did not change the outcome of the game. Nonetheless, FSN Pittsburgh's failure to provide video to the League officials in a timely fashion was wholly unacceptable. FSN Pittsburgh has addressed this matter and has taken steps to ensure that such a failure does not occur again."

The Pittsburgh Penguins also issued a statement about FSN Pittsburgh's decision.

"We fully support FSN Pittsburgh in its reaction to the issue," it said. "The integrity of the game is paramount."

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It's just one more blow to the integrity of our game, and frankly I think it's been as bad a week as I can recall in a while. We've got fans cheating with lasers in one town, the Auger/Burrows nonsense in another, and the "missing replay" in Pittsburgh. It's just been a terrible week for the reputation of the sport, and the league. And I don't think Bettman will do a thing about any of it. Maybe he thinks not enough people are watching or will care, and that in itself is a crying shame.

Bettman? He"ll probably think its a good idea and decide that all defensive players should have lazers attached to their helmets to distract the offensive players. Welcom to lazer tag hockey my friends!...wait that gives me an idea...

haha but yeah as everyone said, funny to think about (that and voodoo on the other team... :unsure: ) but when its actually done you just look stupid. And as someone also mentioned, doesn't show much faith in your team

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