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Video- Dave Tippett Feels Yakupov OT Goal Was A Blown Call

Here is the OT goal, scroll to the 1:45 mark to understand why Tippett could be upset.

Tippet's reaction to the goal is the first thing addressed in his post-game media scrum which is in the 2nd video below...



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Nathan's avatar

Tough break. But it begs a question that I’ve wondered about before. Why is something like this called to the letter of the law instead of the spirit of it? Maybe the letter of the law should be changed. I don’t think there’s any reasonable argument that Whitney could’ve intentionally done that as a hand pass. Same thing with deflecting in a goal or knocking a puck down with a high stick. Are we really making the game safer by calling that, or does it just slow the game down by adding whistles, and put a damper on offensive possession and deflection goals? Just something to think about…

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 01/31/13 at 09:46 AM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

Is a deflection off of someone’s hand really considered a hand pass?

Posted by NHLJeff from Denver on 01/31/13 at 09:57 AM ET


Is a deflection off of someone’s hand really considered a hand pass?

Tippett seems to think so, but it looks like the zebras got this right to me.

Posted by Garth on 01/31/13 at 10:00 AM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Hand passes refer to intentionally batting the puck to a teammate using an open hand.

This one isn’t even letter-of-the-law.  It’s a good non-call.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 01/31/13 at 10:15 AM ET


I don’t have a problem with that goal.  How is a deflection off the back of a glove any different than a deflection off a knee or a head or a butt?

Posted by dwgs on 01/31/13 at 10:15 AM ET

Dakkster's avatar

Wondering if they will ever NOT butcher Yakupov’s first and last name. Idiots.

Posted by Dakkster from Southern Sweden on 01/31/13 at 10:39 AM ET

LumberingD's avatar

Did Tippett happen to mention the fictional call on Gagner that got them on the PP to tie the game in the first place?  Didn’t think so.

Posted by LumberingD on 01/31/13 at 12:46 PM ET

awould's avatar

I was watching the game and even Tyson Nash, the Coyotes unabashedly biased announcer, didn’t make much of it. It was obviously not an intentional deflection, much less a hand pass.

Posted by awould on 01/31/13 at 03:56 PM ET

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