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The 3rd Los Angeles Goal Was The Killer

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

Lundqvist, Marty St. Louis, coach Alain Vigneault said basically the same things: That third goal. That third goal killed the Rangers, and if it didn’t injure their opportunity to tie the series after two games, it played a mitigating factor.

The Rangers led 2-0 after the first period, 4-2 after two periods, seemed on their way to victory against most teams but if anything is apparent this playoff season, the Los Angeles Kings are not most teams. It was the controversial third Los Angeles goal that had Lundqvist slowly fuming after the game.

A goal he believed there was goaltender interference on. He said that, the replays showed it, but there is no reviewing this kind of play under league bylaws. There should be a more definitive way to determine the legally of the score by Dwight King less than two minutes into the third period.

There should be a rule of some kind to explain what happened here — or what should have been called.

The great Lundqvist called it a “non call...There’s a big difference ... that goal ... it’s frustrating ... it’s the most important play of the game.”

more and watch the goal below and Lundqvist post-game...


Lundqvist post-game...


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let’s make a clear distinction here: bad goals are going to happen; they happen to every team, some even in the biggest games - BUT it is what happens to the team “after” that goal that separates the men from the boys. The Kings have received many of their own, but all they do is brush off, move on, and come back at you. Shut up and play the game.

Posted by scooter on 06/08/14 at 11:49 AM ET

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The Kings have received many of their own, but all they do is brush off, move on, and come back at you.


Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 06/08/14 at 12:48 PM ET


this one is just as good and will likely hit home a bit more for ya’ll

Posted by scooter on 06/08/14 at 05:42 PM ET

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That play from last year is still not a bad call, there were matching penalties being called on the play and the play was blown dead before the shot was taken.  The only problem was it was so loud no one heard the whistle, so the players kept playing.  Had the building been quiet, the play would have stopped before a shot was even taken, and there would not have been any controversy on that play.  Still don’t know why people can’t understand that, the play was dead.

Posted by John W. from a bubble wrap cocoon on 06/08/14 at 06:12 PM ET

Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit's avatar

it’s the most important play of the game.”

The most important play of the game, was the GWG in OT. wink

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from PA now in SC-made in Detroit on 06/08/14 at 06:29 PM ET

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