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Video- Islanders Thought They Scored In OT

But, the situation room in Toronto reversed the call, no goal for Thomas Vanek.

The Blues won in the shootout.


Vanek on the call post-game...

added 4:20pm, Much lonber version....


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perfection's avatar

that is pretty brutal. this rule is simply not applied consistently. you’d think with the stress on more goals, the league would err on the side of good goal (especially if it’s called that way on the ice!) on anything grey. Overturning a call and basically saying without a single doubt that is conclusively a “kicking motion” is really quite an obvious stretch on this play. I think GM’s need to clarify how this rule is applied. The magical “war room” seems to be subjectively deciding too many iffy plays.

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 01/25/14 at 05:41 PM ET

Paul's avatar

via the Situation Room blog,

At 3:45 of overtime in the Blues/Islanders game, video review determined that New York’s Thomas Vanek used his left skate to kick the puck into the St. Louis net. According to Rule 49.2 “A goal cannot be scored by an attacking player who uses a distinct kicking motion to propel the puck into the net.” No goal New York Islanders

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/25/14 at 05:44 PM ET

oldgoalie's avatar

There was no ‘distinct’ kicking motion - he and the defenceman had there feet locked in a continuing motion— it was a brutal call—wonder what lame brain was in the war - room

Posted by oldgoalie on 01/25/14 at 07:37 PM ET

Alan's avatar

There was no kicking motion. That was a clear goal.

The argument whether or not the penalty that was called prior to the goal was really a penalty. It didn’t look like a penalty to me, so in my mind, the no-goal is a make-up call.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 01/25/14 at 07:57 PM ET

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