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It was a Goal . . .

Posted 6:35 PM ET | Comments 7
I could probably write a pretty long blog about how the Rachunek goal was a goal, kicking motion my ass. I could write lettter and verse on how the refs seemed to miss so many calls on the Sabres and none on the Rangers.

Well I could write that blog, but I won't. I will just say Hell Of A Game.

That is what playoff hockey is all about. Same pit in my stomach that I had in '94. I thought NBC did a good job covering a great game and I only hope a lot of people, not just hockey fans, got to watch 2 teams and 2 goalies slug it out this afternoon.

Now is it Tuesday yet?
April 29, 2007 8:14 PM ET | Delete
It was a goal. I watched it and I saw no reason to call it off. Rangers played their ass off, and the Sabres looked listless....all in all it was a great game though!
April 29, 2007 10:01 PM ET | Delete
No Goal.
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April 30, 2007 12:00 AM ET | Delete
originally i said it shoulda been a goal,.....on the replay, however, whether he's actually trying to stop or not, there is a kicking "motion"....now, the problem is that the league replay judges can't be inside the player's heads so i think that since the rule states "kicking motion", that's what was made.....personally, i still think it was a good goal and shoulda stood but that's why i'm just a fan.....i will say,, though, that jagr absolutely mugged briere right before that.....a blatant foul that wasn't mentioned one single time by the NBC crew....oh well, the sabres apparently haven't actually shown up to manhatten yet so, we'll see if they get there by tuesday.....and one last thing>>>>GREAT GAME, GOALIES!!!!!!!!
April 30, 2007 9:11 AM ET | Delete
The replay from behind Rachunek is probably the most conclusive showing him deliberatley kicking/redirecting it in. As for the penalties... When a player is overmatched in terms of skill, strenght or speed... they tend to have to take penalties to make up for it. It's only right that the Rangers would end up taking more penalties... Jagr needs to skate to stay out of the box!
April 30, 2007 9:56 AM ET | Delete
I thought that was the most poorly refereed game of the playoffs. There were a dozen more "automatic" penalty calls that should have been called for both teams. The "No goal" under current interpretation wasn't a goal, though I'm of the belief that the interpretation should be altered slightly.
#30
April 30, 2007 12:06 PM ET | Delete
^^^^^^^^^the last sentence says it all^^^^^^^^^^^^
April 30, 2007 6:09 PM ET | Delete
I would say that it was a no goal. The league made the right call on that play.
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