SIU LAW wrote:
However, Johnson nor anyone else corrected the goal and it stands now.
Do the players have influence over who was credited with a goal? I mean, if it needed to be reviewed, again, can they request that?
I cannot say with 100% certainty, but I am fairly certain that if the game officials fail to look it over, a player can request a review. I thought I had read or was told about this situation before. I think there is a pretty narrow window for stats to be corrected.
A player may also politely deny that he was the last person to touch the puck when asked by an on-ice official.
For example -- Backes had two or more goals than he was credited last year, but he did not pursue it. If you recall he probably had a 5th goal in that game against Detroit. There was another game was Perron was given the goal instead Backes. I think there were one or two others as well.