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Senators Dominate in Alfie’s New House

Any way you slice it, tonight's game was an important one for the Ottawa Senators. It was a chance to get an important two points against a division rival, a chance to bounce back on the road after a home loss in a game they probably should have won, and a chance to avoid falling behind early in the Atlantic division.

Of course, all that ignores the elephant in the room. The fact is, even though a lot of the Sens players had avoided talking about it, or said they weren't thinking about it, this was probably a night they've had circled on their calendar's since the middle of the summer for one reason. Daniel Alfredsson.

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Afternoon Line

This was not an easy call for the Situation Room to make. The quick answer however is that Mika Zibanejad did NOT utilize a natural stopping motion with his left skate as he entered Carey Price's goal crease and focused on the incoming puck.  Instead Zibanejad demonstrated a turn of that skate toward the net coupled with a distinct forward motion toward the goal as he contacted the puck. NO GOAL!

-Kerry Fraser of TSN where you can read more on the controversial goal.

Want to watch the goal?  Here you go...

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Video- Mika Zibanejad Goal, You Decide

Most of the folks I follow on Twitter thought this goal would not count, what about you?

via the Situation Room Blog at NHL.com,

At 11:55 of the third period in the Canadiens/Senators game, video review upheld the referee's call on the ice that the puck deflected off Mika Zibanejad's left skate and into the net in a legal fashion. Good goal Ottawa.

According to Rule 49.2 "A puck that deflects into the net off an attacking player's skate who does not use a distinct kicking motion is a legitimate goal."

 

 

Ottawa scored late in the 3rd period and the game is headed to OT.

update 10:08pm,

Sens win in OT on a goal from Kyle Turris on Peter Budaj who replaced Price at the start of OT. Price appeard to hurt a leg at the end of regulation.

added 10:45pm, Watch below to see how Carey Price was injured.

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