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NHL Players On The No Whistle Regarding Matt Calvert Injury

from Sportsnet,

Last Saturday night in a game between Colorado and Vancouver, the Canucks trailed by two with less than three minutes to go in the third period. Pressing with the goalie pulled, they scored to pull to within one and eventually tied it to send the game to overtime.

But the comeback wasn’t without controversy.

The goal that pulled Vancouver to within one came as Colorado’s Matt Calvert lay on the ice in distress. A shot from Elias Pettersson hit Calvert in the head, leaving him bleeding, but because the Avs didn’t get control of the puck and the Canucks were pressuring the offensive zone, the whistle wasn’t blown.

This didn’t sit well with Nathan MacKinnon.

“I don’t think it’s right,” MacKinnon said. “Even Pettersson was looking at Calvy and you could tell he was wondering if he was OK, which was very classy by him. It’s not the Canucks’ fault. It’s not the refs’ fault. It’s just a league rule. The refs, they wanted to blow it. It’s just silly they can’t.

continued with more players chiming in...

If you wish to review the sequence, watch it below.

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