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Video- The Brendan Gallagher No-Goal

Kerry Fraser of TSN answers a question about the Brendan Gallagher no-goal last night...

The very simple answer is that, in the collective judgment of the men staffing the NHL Situation Room last night where majority rules, it was decided that Brendan Gallagher used his right skate to kick the puck into the net!

I, like you Brad and many other fans that tweeted their confusion following this decision, am still attempting to find clear evidence of the 'distinct kicking motion' that Brendan Gallagher is claimed to have used to boot the puck into the net. This review further demonstrates the wide differences in judgment that can result from one person to another when making officiating specific decisions.

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TreKronor's avatar

Maybe they should allow “kicking”.  Removes the controversial calls and allows more goals.  Simple enough, no?

Posted by TreKronor on 01/15/14 at 03:58 PM ET

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The reason why Fraser and the rest of us can’t find the “distinct kicking motion” on that goal last night is that there was none.  Combine that with the fact the Devils scored a goal wherein one of their forwards took out Carey Price and you have a very bad night for the zebras in Montréal last night. You’d think a league with professional, full-time referees would do a better job, and you’d think that the people in Toronto doing the video review would actually be able to follow the league’s own rules.

Posted by ransacktheelder on 01/15/14 at 05:15 PM ET

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I’m not a Habs fan by any means, but man. They got screwed.

Posted by teldar on 01/15/14 at 07:04 PM ET

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Yeah, it was not a good night for the Habs thanks to the refs and the NHL.

Posted by ransacktheelder on 01/15/14 at 07:10 PM ET

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