The Video Review Operations may use Video Review to establish the correct time on the clock.
The “burn in” of the Game Clock is mandatory for the two overhead goal video feeds and should be made available by the host broadcaster on as many additional feeds as possible.
Any loss of time on the game or penalty clocks due to a false “face-off”, a “face-off” violation or a puck going out of play must be replaced. The Video Review Operations may be consulted or may intervene with On- and Off-Ice Officials directly, as appropriate, to ensure that any loss of time on the game or penalty clocks due to these situations is properly replaced.
→ Rule 76.8 – Face-off Procedure - Verification of Time
, → Rule 85.7 – Verification of Time
In the event of any dispute regarding time, the matter shall be referred to the Video Review Operations for adjustment, and its decision shall be final. The Game Timekeeper shall assist to verify game time via an additional timing device (League- approved stop- watch).
In the event a Video Review shows that a goal was scored prior to the play being stopped, the Video Review Operations will inform the Game Timekeeper and Official Scorekeeper of the time of the goal and the amount of playing time left to be re-set on the Game Clock and penalty time clocks (if applicable).
→ Rule 34.7 – Verification of Time
Should the Video Review Operations be able to determine that a goal has been scored through the use of video replay, and play on the ice has nonetheless continued, the Video Review Operations shall instruct that the in-arena horn be sounded to stop play immediately, and the goal will be awarded. The Game Clock (and penalty clocks, if applicable) will then be re-set to the time of the goal.
Should the first stoppage of play following an apparent goal coincide with the end of a period, the On-ice Official(s) will instruct both Teams to remain at their respective Players’ Bench until the Video Review of the play can be completed.