WHY WAS THIS GOAL DISALLOWED?

posted by Mark Madden - 

If you say that Trevor Daley committed goalie interference on this play, you’re saying he has no right to pursue a loose puck in the blue paint. Any contact Daley made resulted from that pursuit.

Daley didn’t keep goaltender Craig Anderson from doing his job. In this instance, Daley was better at his job than Anderson was at his.

The Ottawa crowd was shocked when Daley’s goal was disallowed. They saw the replay. They knew it was a goal. What a terrible decision.

The infractions that gave the Senators a 5-on-3 power play– which resulted in Bobby Ryan’s goal that tied the game, 1-1 – were called a bit haphazardly.

The interference penalty on Ron Hainsey was dicey. Jean-Gabriel Pageau was the last player to touch the puck. Hainsey stayed with Pageau a bit too long, but a lot of referees would have seen that as Hainsey finishing his check.

Ian Cole’s high stick was obvious. But if that call came first, the refs would not have put the Penguins down two men by penalizing Hainsey. No way.

You should score 5-on-3. But Matt Murray could have stopped Ryan’s short-side shot. It’s not a terrible goal, but Murray should make that save.

Mostly, the officials aren’t calling anything. Sidney Crosby absorbed a head shot and an eye rake. Nothing called.

But that penalty to Hainsey came out of nowhere, and a way was found to finagle Daley’s goal out of the net. #inconsistency

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