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added 3:57pm, Watch below as a few of the Senators talked about it after practice today.
Kerry Fraser of TSN answers a question about the Brendan Gallagher no-goal last night...
The very simple answer is that, in the collective judgment of the men staffing the NHL Situation Room last night where majority rules, it was decided that Brendan Gallagher used his right skate to kick the puck into the net!
I, like you Brad and many other fans that tweeted their confusion following this decision, am still attempting to find clear evidence of the 'distinct kicking motion' that Brendan Gallagher is claimed to have used to boot the puck into the net. This review further demonstrates the wide differences in judgment that can result from one person to another when making officiating specific decisions.
Which one was better?
The first save by Jhonas Enroth..
And then Carey Price, which you can watch below...
Without a stick, Crawford makes the leg pad save after giving up a rebound.
Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien dismissed any speculation of a bad relationship with P.K. Subban after his decision to bench the star defenceman for half a period in Wednesday night's 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.
"I've got a great relationship with P.K.," Therrien told reporters after the team's practice in Brossard on Friday. "We communicate a lot. And he understands our decision (to bench him) and totally agrees."
Therrien drew plenty of criticism from fans and the local media over the last couple of days after benching Subban for about 10 minutes after he took an unnecessary roughing penalty at the end of the second period against the Phildelphia Flyers. The Canadiens lost the game 3-1.
"We're making a big story honestly that as far as I'm concerned isn't such a big thing," he said.
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
It's not panic time in Montreal yet, but there's still something amiss with a Canadiens team that, after Wednesdays 3-1 loss to red-hot Philadelphia, has managed to win back-to-back games just once in the past month. Wednesday was more of the same, with the Flyers jumping to a 3-0 lead before the game was halfway over and the Canadiens' offense coming up dry again, producing only a shorthanded goal by Czech Olympic team captain Tomas Plekanec.
continued plus opinions from Custance, LeBrun and Strang on the games last night...
from Mike Boone of Hockey Inside/Out,
Michel Therrien’s explanation for benching his leading scorer for most of the third period in a game the Canadiens trailed by two goals:
“Team concept is very important.
“That will never, never, never change.”
Let’s see if we can top the kindly old coach:
The Canadiens will never, never, never, never make the playoffs if Therrien screws up P.K. Subban.
And the coach was not content with benching the Canadiens’ best player.
Down two goals late, Therrien did not bother pulling goaltender Peter Budaj.
What message does that send to his team?
from Brenda Branswell of Hockey Inside/Out,
Canadiens defencman P.K. Subban was called for hooking Erik Condra with 18 seconds left in regulation — a call that left him scratching his head after the game.
“I’d like to get an explanation of what I did wrong there,” Subban said.
He said he thought Canadiens’ goaltender Carey Price had the puck.
“I thought the play was over. It just didn’t really make sense to me.”
more and below, watch Subban talk about the penalty and see the call too...
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