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Video- Flyers’ Not Happy With No-Goal Call Late In 2-1 Loss To The Devils

from Sam Donnellon of the Philadelphia Daily News,

The NHL disallowed a goal that it clearly could see went in in a different manner than the referee's perception because, well, rules are rules.

"The playoffs on the line and you make a call like that?" said Jakub Voracek, who made the pass into the crease. "It's a bleeping joke. When the buzzer went on, I was 100 percent sure it was going to be a goal. Because Hartsy was driving the net with [the Devils' Anton] Volchenkov and I don't think Hartsy went into Brodeur by himself. It was a battle for a loose puck and I cannot believe it was not a goal."

Here's what the replay showed: Hartnell and Volchenkov driving toward the net together in the game's final minute, banging each other off balance as the puck arrived in Brodeur's crease, each player banging into Brodeur as well, Volchenkov's legs giving a puck loose under Brodeur's pads the final push into the net.

"Volchenkov put all his weight on me and I had to step on him," Hartnell said. "I just tried to get it on net. You look at it 100 times and I'm pretty sure 100 times you're going to say it's a goal."

more and watch the play below...

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phillyd's avatar

Honestly, I’ve seen that goal be called good at times and other times it be nullified like it was. I’d just like some consistency with it. What I have more of a problem with with these refs was why Ruutu wasn’t given a 5 minute and a game penalty for a hit to the head on Steve Downie and only a 2 minute “hit to the head” minor? The only difference between that hit and the ones that have ended careers was Downie got up, albeit with a pretty bloody lip (4 minutes then?).

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 03/12/14 at 08:24 AM ET

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