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Malkin’s Goal Last Night Should Have Been Waived Off

from Kerry Fraser of TSN,

While a minor penalty could have resulted to Evgeni Malkin for his deliberate and intentional contact with Jonathan Bernier (69.2) an argument could be made that Malkin was digging for what he thought to be a 'loose' puck and no penalty would result. Either way (penalty or not) a clear violation of goalkeeper interference took place and the goal should have been waved off.

This dirty goal is just another example for the ongoing need to allow the referee(s) to conduct a video review when goalkeeper interference is suspected. If a Coach's Challenge was allowed, Randy Carlyle would have rightly tossed the flag instead of just blowing a gasket to no avail.

more and watch the goal below...

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Evilpens's avatar

why is this Clown of a Former Ref the end all be all for Reffing Decisions for TSN ?? was Paul Stewart not available?

With that being said Reffing in the Game last night was AWFUL for both teams & thought when the goal happened it would be waived off immediately

Posted by Evilpens on 11/28/13 at 02:05 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

It should have been waived for sure. I mean come on…Brett Hull has nothing on this goal.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 11/28/13 at 02:10 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

Ohh I’m not surprised they allow that goal..It’s the mighty Penguins for god sake..

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 11/28/13 at 04:26 PM ET

NickLidstrom's avatar

I was wondering, when I saw the goal, since when you were allowed to push the goalie’s leg into the net before the puck.

Posted by NickLidstrom from a Higher Ground on 11/28/13 at 05:13 PM ET

phillyd's avatar

Definitely should’ve been waved off. Not sure about a penalty though.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 12/02/13 at 11:09 AM ET

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