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David Backes received a 5 minute major and a match for this hit to the head of Kent Huskins.

 

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Guy Legend's avatar

Refs did a great job screwing the Blues tonight and ruining a great hockey game.  Well done.

Posted by Guy Legend on 02/01/13 at 11:16 PM ET

jimathor's avatar

Yeah, actually.Not a hit to the head, but I thought it might be a blindside hit or something, actually, I don’t think it’s either, but damn, the way his neck/head moves, owwwww.

Posted by jimathor from The land of Sir Humblepatch of Bumblehound on 02/01/13 at 11:18 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Definitely not a hit to the head.

Late hit for sure by someone who deserves a reputation call now and again.

Backes is a borderline goon.

Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 02/01/13 at 11:19 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

The Blues got screwed on that call. It impacted the game. If this had gone the other way, I’d be livid (and I know that because MANY times it has gone the other way for the Wings).

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 02/01/13 at 11:34 PM ET

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League-wide it all evens out

There was a missed call on an elbow in the Philadelphia-Washington game (see a KK thread nearby)

In the eyes of the NHL one phantom call + one missed call = everything is ok

BUT the refs are as much behind NHL game-speed as anyone due to the lockout.

 

Posted by Cubanpuckstopper on 02/01/13 at 11:34 PM ET

Chip4Pips's avatar

Franzen was slashed (with no call on this particular play by our intrepid crew of refs, of course….) and went off leaving his glove on the ice. He did not return.

Posted by Chip4Pips on 02/01/13 at 11:36 PM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

It was 2 minutes not a major.
The GWG goal was scored before the first 2 minutes expired, didn’t it?

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/01/13 at 11:37 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

It may not have been a “head hit”, but it was clearly a late hit, the puck was long gone.

Also, not a doctor, but it doesn’t take a direct hit to the head to cause a concussion when you hit someone that hard without the player expecting it.

Anybody wanna trade brains with Huskins right about know???

Posted by Down River Dan on 02/01/13 at 11:41 PM ET

maltby18's avatar

The zebras work in mysterious ways.

Posted by maltby18 on 02/01/13 at 11:42 PM ET

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Posted by MOWingsfan19 on 02/01/13 at 10:37 PM ET

No, it was a 5 minute major, MO. LOL

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/01/13 at 11:43 PM ET

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He did not return.

He certainly did.

Posted by Garth on 02/02/13 at 02:17 AM ET

Chet's avatar

It may not have been a “head hit”, but it was clearly a late hit, the puck was long gone.

Also, not a doctor, but it doesn’t take a direct hit to the head to cause a concussion when you hit someone that hard without the player expecting it.

Anybody wanna trade brains with Huskins right about know???

somebody around here is sensible.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 02/02/13 at 02:23 AM ET

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Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/01/13 at 10:43 PM ET

He’s saying it’s only 2 minute worthy for late hit, not a major worthy and that Pav would’ve scored if they’d have called a minor anyways.

But that was a bad call, screwed the Blues, changed the game.

Been there a million times with Homer on our team.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 02/02/13 at 02:38 AM ET

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Penalty was at 9:38 into 3rd and datsyuk scored at 11:55 so if it was 2 minutes Detroit would not have scored.  I watched the game on NHL Network and man Detroit’s announcers are brutal.  I thought Pittsburgh’s announcers were homers.  They couldn’t admit that was a bad call.  The one guy did say that didn’t look like a hit to the head.  Gee, you think?

Posted by tbassett on 02/02/13 at 07:49 AM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

What I meant was the call shoulda been 2 mins not 5. Regardless we scored at like 1:40 into the penalty.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 02/02/13 at 10:04 AM ET

Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

What I meant was the call shoulda been 2 mins not 5. Regardless we scored at like 1:40 into the penalty.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 on 02/02/13 at 09:04 AM ET


I got that.That’s why I used the smiley instead of the(sarcasm).

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 02/02/13 at 10:44 AM ET

Paul's avatar

As expected…

Aaron Ward tweets,

NHL indicating to #STLBlues no further action will be taken against Backes.Expect Blues to appeal ‘Match’ penalty on Backes’ record.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/02/13 at 11:33 AM ET

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