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Video- Ducks Think They’ve Won In OT

Getzlaf scores, but….

Devils win in the shootout.

Even the OC Register thought the Ducks had won…


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Down River Dan's avatar

That play looked nearly identical to the play by George Parros last week against the Wings. Parros’s kicked in goal counted?

Posted by Down River Dan on 02/18/12 at 01:12 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

The hit looked dirty to me.

Oh crap nevermind.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 02/18/12 at 01:46 AM ET

DocF's avatar

The guys in Toronto got it right.  Even a blind pig finds an acorn now and then..

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 02/18/12 at 01:52 AM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar

Kicking motion?  Deliberate yes, but kicking?

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 02/18/12 at 02:04 AM ET


Big difference Down River Dan. Only thing Parros did was open his skate up to direct. Getzlaf obviously propelled his foot towards the net while changing the direction of his skate blade. Parros goal was correct call as was this.

Posted by T on 02/18/12 at 02:06 AM ET


He motioned his foot towards the net Tuxedo. Thats all it takes. Not a lot of skaters can “kick” puck. It has to do with the foot propelling towards the net.

Posted by T on 02/18/12 at 02:08 AM ET


What a dirty goal. He obviously left his feet before scoring that goal! Right Tux?

Posted by From The Hockey Wastelands from Cleveland on 02/18/12 at 02:25 AM ET

phillyd's avatar

Yeah, he did motion towards the net and his foot does come slightly off the ground which is usually a give a way fro it to be a “kick” versus a redirect.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 02/18/12 at 12:50 PM ET

Primis's avatar

LOL, the look on Getzlaf’s face after the “no goal” call.  Prior to that he was all smug and smarmy (the latter because he’s Getzlaf), and afterwards honest disbelief and the thought of murdering the officials.

That play looked nearly identical to the play by George Parros last week against the Wings. Parros’s kicked in goal counted?

Posted by Down River Dan on 02/17/12 at 11:12 PM ET

This was my EXACT first thought as well, Parros basically did the exact same thing and there wasn’t really any deliberation on them calling it a goal.

I think it’s high time they just admit they have no idea how to call the mythical “distinct kicking motion”, and remove the kicking rule altogether.  I have yet still to hear a coherent argument against why grown men wielding ultra-light sticks they regularly whack each other with, while wearing hardened armor they try to take each others’ heads off with, are not allowed to score a goal by kicking the puck in, motion or not.

It’s a dumb, dumb dinosaur of a rule.

Posted by Primis on 02/18/12 at 04:24 PM ET

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