PittPensFan wrote:I'd say the Huh? call was the ref's explanation as to why the goal was disallowed. I think the call was correct, but the explanation was horrid.
Actually there were a few problems with the call. First, he never blew the whistle until the net was off. He made no indication of goal or no goal. But since he didn't make a call on the ice the review should have ONLY been to see if the puck was in the net beofre the whistle blew. You can't review the play that they decided on as knocking over a player is not reviewable.
And even if it were, he indicated it was Sid who made the contact yet the faceoff was still in the isles end. Impossible.
And here is the video review policy. Not a single one can overrule that a player pushed everyone in the net and since the ref did not waive it off and we saw the puck in the net before the post was off it whould have been a goal.
39.4 Situations Subject to Video Review - The following situations are
subject to review by the Video Goal Judge:
(i) Puck crossing the goal line.
(ii) Puck in the net prior to the goal frame being dislodged.
(iii) Puck in the net prior to, or after expiration of time at the end of the
(iv) Puck directed or batted into the net by a hand or foot. With the use of
a foot/skate, was a distinct kicking motion evident? If so, the apparent
goal must be disallowed. A DISTINCT KICKING MOTION is one
which, with a pendulum motion, the player propels the puck with his
skate into the net. If the Video Goal Judge determines that it was put
into the net by an attacking player using a distinct kicking motion, it
must be ruled NO GOAL. This would also be true even if the puck,
after being kicked, deflects off any other player of either team and
then into the net. This is still NO GOAL. See also 49.2 and 67.6.
(v) Puck deflected directly into the net off an Official.
(vi) Puck struck with a high-stick, above the height of the crossbar, by an
attacking player prior to entering the goal. The determining factor is
where the puck makes contact with the stick. If the puck makes
contact with the stick below the level of the crossbar and enters the
goal, this goal shall be allowed.
(vii) To establish the correct time on the official game clock, provided the
game time is visible on the Video Goal Judge’s monitors.
(viii) The video review process shall be permitted to assist the referees in determining the legitimacy of all potential goals (e.g. to ensure they
are “good hockey goals”).