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Should All OT No-Goal Decisions Be Reviewed?

Of course, all goals are reviewed, but what about those that are ruled no goal by the on-ice officials?

Should the situation room make the final call?

from Dan Rusanowsky of The Chomp at the Sharks website,

Following a thrilling 2-1 shootout victory over the Calgary Flames on January 17th, the prevailing attitude overcoming the HP Pavilion crowd was one of relief. Yes, the Sharks should have won the game at 3:55 of overtime when a Justin Braun goal was incorrectly disallowed, but all’s well that ends well, right?

What if I told you that the difference between an overtime win and a shootout win is more than one less goal for Braun, one less assist for Joe Thornton and Tommy Wingels, and one less goal against for Miikka Kiprusoff? What if the difference between an overtime win and a shootout win could amount to millions of dollars for a franchise’s bottom line?

I’m sure that I have your attention now, but let’s review the entire situation before we get to the unintended consequences of the ruling. Under Rule 69.1, contact by an opposing player is what would constitute a referee’s decision to disallow the goal, and it is very specifically noted that such a decision is not reviewable by video replay, either on site or in the NHL War Room in Toronto.

The ruling was that in driving the net, Wingels made contact with Kiprusoff, but an overhead camera showed that the contact was with Calgary’s Olli Jokinen on the play. Jokinen was not directed by Wingels into Kiprusoff, although that may have been what the officials decided. In my own humble opinion, the wrong decision was unfortunately made, and there was no way to reverse it by video review.

continued and watch the play in question below…

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Yes, let’s make a big deal of this now.  One time the Sharks get screwed and rules should change.  Let’s ignore the 2 dozen or so goals the Wings have been screwed out of in the past couple years because Holmstrom was within 5 feet of the crease.

Posted by Valek from Chicago on 01/18/12 at 09:22 PM ET

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Typical whining by a whining Red Wings fan.  It isn’t always about you, you whiner!

Posted by wingsfansarewhiners from Ann Arbor on 01/18/12 at 11:05 PM ET

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Typical whining by a whining Red Wings fan.  It isn’t always about you, you whiner!

Posted by wingsfansarewhiners from Ann Arbor on 01/18/12 at 09:05 PM ET

[shrugs]

So?

Posted by SYF from the C7.R, flyin' low and feelin' mean on 01/19/12 at 12:14 AM ET

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So?

Posted by SYF from Dr. Ima Tearadikov’s “Office” on 01/18/12 at 10:14 PM ET

Exactly…Valek’s point still stands.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 01/19/12 at 01:24 AM ET

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And now that I watch the video…oh look…another Shark snowing a goaltender.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 01/19/12 at 01:26 AM ET

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And now that I watch the video…oh look…another Shark snowing a goaltender.

Posted by mrfluffy from Long Beach on 01/18/12 at 11:26 PM ET

If I were a goalie I’d rather have snow than Homer’s ass in my face.

Posted by SK77 on 01/19/12 at 01:55 AM ET

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after reading the article the answer is definitely no. If anything the tiebreaker should be changed. Goals like this, whether in OT or regulation should be treated the same way. A goal in regulation could mean no OT, so it would be just as important as a goal in OT. You really can’t say an OT goal is more important and should be reviewed. Example, a goal is scored like the one above in the first 5 mins of play. They dont review it cause its not OT. The game goes on with no goals scored and goes into OT and the other team that didnt have a goal disallowed now scores a goal and wins the game in OT. Turns out that first period goal meant something…

Posted by pstumba on 01/19/12 at 12:50 PM ET

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