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Video- The Nashville Goal That Wasn’t

Ref lost sight of the puck, whistle blown.

 

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Wings_in_NYC's avatar

Lost sigh of the puck that was just hanging out in the blue paint. Bush league.

Posted by Wings_in_NYC on 06/11/17 at 08:41 PM ET

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I have never seen a finals called this bad…

Posted by Iamhaljordan on 06/11/17 at 09:01 PM ET

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yeah i mean the thing that struck me right away was how bad the ref’s positioning was on the play. the reason he lost sight of it was because he was far from the net. i know it happens but that was sad.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 06/11/17 at 10:32 PM ET

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they could have had the linesmen and other ref get together and decide it was a good goal. that’s just unbelievable.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 06/11/17 at 10:51 PM ET

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The league simply cannot allow that to happen.

Scoring the first goal in a game like that is absolutely huge, especially when Rinne has been such a wall at home.

Why have so many officials on the ice if no one who is tasked with making a call
can see 3/4 of a wide-open crease?

That is literally the least traffic I have ever seen on a quick whistle.

I’m pretty biased in favor of goalies, but is the standard now
that refs are going to blow the whistle, let alone in game 6 of the SCF,
virtually as soon as a shot touches the goalie?

That’s a very different and far inferior sport. Forget about rebound control, goalies - if the
puck hits you, the play’s dead. Stop the clock and just keep having faceoff after faceoff.

It looks like the ref might have been fooled by Murray’s body language which suggested he had held onto the puck. Just not good enough. And very embarrassing for a big league sport.

Posted by Lefty30 on 06/12/17 at 12:56 AM ET

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Sucks for Nashville, but once you blow the whistle you’re dead in the water.

Posted by PMP5030 on 06/12/17 at 06:12 AM ET

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I have never seen a finals called this bad…

‘09 comes to mind. Ijs

Posted by SlimChance on 06/12/17 at 07:00 AM ET

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It’s calls like this that taint the game and scf. Absolute garbage.

Posted by SlimChance on 06/12/17 at 07:13 AM ET

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I thought that was the worst reffed playoffs in my memory.  Calls had zero consistency in any series in any round and replay only muddled the waters even more.

Posted by PMP5030 on 06/12/17 at 07:16 AM ET

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When The Evil Garden Gnome decrees that Cindy and his gang are going to win, Dan O’Halloran will do whatever it takes to assure that outcome.  In any other league in professional sports, O’Halloran would be in danger of losing his job, but in the NHL, this assures him of being the top referee for years to come.  PATHETIC!!!!

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 06/12/17 at 07:33 AM ET

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Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 06/12/17 at 08:33 AM ET

Well, they have a union so….

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/12/17 at 07:53 AM ET

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When The Evil Garden Gnome decrees that Cindy and his gang are going to win, Dan O’Halloran will do whatever it takes to assure that outcome.  In any other league in professional sports, O’Halloran would be in danger of losing his job, but in the NHL, this assures him of being the top referee for years to come.  PATHETIC!!!!

Nashville had 4 power players and a 5 on 3 late in the game to the Pens 0.  An early whistle is bad luck for sure, but most definitely the refs were not on the Pens side in game 6.  You can harp on one call all you want, but Nashville blew those power plays and a clear breakaway and put one off the post.  Perhaps they should have finished any number of chances instead of crying about an unfortunately timed whistle.

Posted by PMP5030 on 06/12/17 at 08:31 AM ET

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Wings fan. Only caught the third period. Really wanted Nashville to win…

Didn’t see this before & now I’m pissed again. What the *#$%@& was that.

Posted by HeilThom from Hockeytown, USA on 06/12/17 at 09:26 AM ET

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Nashville’s power play looks like Detroit’s.  They pass the puck around the perimeter instead of going to the net and then shooting to try for a rebound.  Regardless, Dan O’Halloran is now and always has been and always will be a terrible excuse for an official.  Getting that first goal could and likely would have affected the whole rest of the game.

I detest the way this league fawns over that Crosby guy and makes him out to be the second coming of Christ.  Oops, that would be The Evil Garden Gnome and his henchman, Bill Daly who do that.

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 06/12/17 at 11:16 AM ET

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Wings fan, feeling fully vindicated for not watching one single moment of the SCF. The product is unwatchable, and I was unwilling to spend a single minute of my time watching anything that had a remote possibility of the sack puncher hoisting a Cup. Just the still pictures on the blog make me H8!!

Posted by dougie on 06/12/17 at 11:18 AM ET

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Regardless, Dan O’Halloran is now and always has been and always will be a terrible excuse for an official.  Getting that first goal could and likely would have affected the whole rest of the game.

I detest the way this league fawns over that Crosby guy and makes him out to be the second coming of Christ.  Oops, that would be The Evil Garden Gnome and his henchman, Bill Daly who do that.


It was obvious in Game One Gary wanted Cindy to win. There was no way Nashville was going to win the Cup. shock

Posted by bigfrog on 06/12/17 at 09:39 PM ET

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Getting that first goal could and likely would have affected the whole rest of the game.

What a loser’s mentality.  They had chances and didn’t capitalize.  It would have been better if they allowed the goal and the Pens scored 17 straight on 17 goalie interference reviews just to shoot this dumb idea down that because this goal got called off Nashville therefore was barred from scoring on a 5 on 3 late in the third of a 0-0 elimination game on home ice.

Posted by PMP5030 on 06/13/17 at 06:00 AM ET

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Posted by PMP5030 on 06/13/17 at 07:00 AM ET

Statistically, scoring the first goal gives you a better chance to win. And in this case, it happened.

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/13/17 at 09:15 AM ET

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I won’t call it a conspiracy but the reffing in the finals was atrocious. The refs are always going to miss some penalties but these:

- Overturned goal for offside in game 1. I said it then, and believe it now. That one event turned the entire series in Pittsburgh’s favor and ultimately cost the Predators a damn good chance at the Cup.

- Failure to penalize Crosby for slamming a players head into the ice. There is no way, no how, that wouldn’t get called if the tables were turned and that was Crosby’s head against the ice. You’d think a guy with repeated concussions would have a little more class.

- Failure to penalize Crosby for throwing a water bottle on the ice. If it was another player, and the penalty was missed, we might even have saw a one game suspension or a fine. How do 4 refs miss that. Even if they didn’t know who did it, a bench minor should have been issued. It wouldn’t have made a difference in the game but that is not the point.

- Quick whistle on first goal in game 6. That was once again a HUGE mistake and easily could have affected the outcome of the game. It’s one thing not seeing the puck when a ref is right behind the net but he was way in the corner. The whistle should not be that quick from there.

Good officiating should go unnoticed. It was the polar opposite in this series.

One more observation. This replay thing has to go. It kills momentum, results are too subjective, and communication is poor. We don’t need a face paced game judged by millimeters. Reserve replay for pucks crossing the goal line and live with the refs making on ice calls for the rest.

Posted by evileye on 06/13/17 at 09:39 AM ET

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Statistically, scoring the first goal gives you a better chance to win. And in this case, it happened.

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/13/17 at 10:15 AM ET

Fair, but its not like the Pens scored immediately following that whistle.  They played over a period at 0-0 and blew numerous other chances.

- Failure to penalize Crosby for throwing a water bottle on the ice. If it was another player, and the penalty was missed, we might even have saw a one game suspension or a fine. How do 4 refs miss that. Even if they didn’t know who did it, a bench minor should have been issued. It wouldn’t have made a difference in the game but that is not the point.

Then what is the point?  They missed 100+ other calls that did directly affect play.  In this case Sidney Crosby did something nobody wanted to see, so in a blowout of a game in which Nashville looked desperate to get to the local honky tonk before their ex wives, everybody cried themselves to sleep that night.   

- Failure to penalize Crosby for slamming a players head into the ice. There is no way, no how, that wouldn’t get called if the tables were turned and that was Crosby’s head against the ice. You’d think a guy with repeated concussions would have a little more class.

Apparently, some people have to shield their children’s eyes from such violent horror and gasp at how the refs, which had not gotten a single call correct up to that point, could not call anything.  Say what you want, the refs have done their own job to create this monster by letting Crosby, or any other star, fend for himself .  He takes matters into his own hands and this is what you get.  You lock him up, you better get his hands.  Otherwise, the option is you let guys take liberties, Subban locks him up and holds him down and Crosby is just supposed to lay there?  Come on.  Subban should be glad he didnt gouge his eyes out.  And no I don’t think he would have more class because of concussions because when have you ever seen him ever stop short to avoid a hit, or avoid contact because of his past injuries?  Never.

- Overturned goal for offside in game 1. I said it then, and believe it now. That one event turned the entire series in Pittsburgh’s favor and ultimately cost the Predators a damn good chance at the Cup.

 

Yup, if they wouldn’t have overturned the goal, they wouldn’t have had to play games 2,3,4,5, or 6, one of which the Preds didn’t even bother to show up to, and two of which they couldn’t muster a goal (quick whistle aside).

 

Posted by PMP5030 on 06/13/17 at 10:44 AM ET

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One more observation. This replay thing has to go. It kills momentum, results are too subjective, and communication is poor. We don’t need a face paced game judged by millimeters. Reserve replay for pucks crossing the goal line and live with the refs making on ice calls for the rest.

Posted by evileye on 06/13/17 at 10:39 AM ET

Agreed 100%.  forgot to add that.

Posted by PMP5030 on 06/13/17 at 10:45 AM ET

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