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Horcoff Goal- Was It?

It’s a goal for Shawn Horcoff tonight.  What do you think (go to the halfway point of the video to see some different angles)?

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mrfluffy's avatar

Kicking it in? Not exactly.

Angling his skate and stepping out a bit more to deflect it in? Yes.

Is it against the rules? Nothing would surprise me anymore.

Is it a goal? Toronto says so…and we all know Toronto is 100% right.

Posted by mrfluffy from the phone, calling Detroit, telling them it's on 10/11/10 at 12:40 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

When you score like that, someone is supposed to yell GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAL!!!! GOALGOALGOALGOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAL!!!!

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 10/11/10 at 12:51 AM ET

Oilers Rock's avatar

i thought it wouldnt count…. not surprised by the call.

Posted by Oilers Rock from Edmonton, Alberta on 10/11/10 at 01:05 AM ET


To be a disallowed goal, not only does there have to be a “distinct kicking motion” (which there likely was), but the player also has to “propel the puck.”  So while Horcoff may have made a kicking motion, it still deflected in off his skate as opposed to him “kicking” it in.  Too many pundits are getting caught by the term “distinct kicking motion” and forgetting that it still actually has to involve a “kick” of the puck.

Posted by jonquixote on 10/11/10 at 08:08 AM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

Toronto is in a goal giving mood this year, must be good for business.

Posted by Rdwings28 on 10/11/10 at 08:22 AM ET

landsharkhockey's avatar

Dumb rule anyway.  More the merrier.  As long as it’s not against my team.

Posted by landsharkhockey on 10/11/10 at 09:37 AM ET

The Hurricane's avatar

Official Ruling from the desk of Gary.A. Bettman:

No goal…his butt was in the crease!

Posted by The Hurricane on 10/11/10 at 12:28 PM ET

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