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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.
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...
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.
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.