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This was not an easy call for the Situation Room to make. The quick answer however is that Mika Zibanejad did NOT utilize a natural stopping motion with his left skate as he entered Carey Price's goal crease and focused on the incoming puck.  Instead Zibanejad demonstrated a turn of that skate toward the net coupled with a distinct forward motion toward the goal as he contacted the puck. NO GOAL!

-Kerry Fraser of TSN where you can read more on the controversial goal.

Want to watch the goal?  Here you go...

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Instead Zibanejad demonstrated a turn of that skate toward the net coupled with a distinct forward motion toward the goal as he contacted the puck.

Turning your foot coupled with a distinct forward motion is not the same as kicking.

GOAL!

Posted by Garth on 05/08/13 at 05:07 PM ET

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I like the clearly biased nature of the fan question. 

“it appears Mika Zibanejad made no attempt to play the puck with his stick.”

Yeah, it sure does appear that way, especially if you ignore the fact that he makes contact with his stick before he makes contact with his skate…

Posted by Garth on 05/08/13 at 05:12 PM ET

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And yet this Sedin goal was un-allowed.

We all know the reff-ing in NHL is atrocious. Just further evidence of the same.

I love hockey but the NHL sucks.

Posted by blammo from Vancouver, BC on 05/08/13 at 05:56 PM ET

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This is why you should be able to score a goal in any way, shape or form aside from picking the puck up and throwing it in the net.

Posted by NickLidstrom from a Higher Ground on 05/08/13 at 08:11 PM ET

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