Enough crying about how mean the Isles fans are, you would be pissed if you got screwed out of two games too. However, let's look at those two games. For one, Vanek's goal was not CONCLUSIVELY across the goal line. I know it was, you know it was in. However any camera angle did not show it to be conclusive, it was assumptive. Which it does not say in the rule book. Flash back to the Isles-Rangers game where we scored with a couple of ticks left and because it wasn't CONCLUSIVE, it wasn't a goal. We knew it was in, however the video said otherwise. Upheld against us, but not for us?
And the game last night, the puck was in, you could see the angle it was clear and CONCLUSIVE, and the ref decides that the Sabres should be up 3-1, no goal. Cute.
Aside from being deathly ill from hearing how great the Sabres are in this series, they have not dominated play, a couple of bounces or in this case correct calls, and it could be 3-1 Isles. The only difference between the Isles and Sabres is that when the Isles make mistakes the Sabres instantly capitalize. The Isles are 50/50.
So if Buffalo does go on to the next round they need to realize they have been very unimpressive and shore up their game and wake up their goaltender. Miller has been OK, but not Cup caliber.
I hate to say this as an Isles fan, but the Rags look good, or is it just Atlanta was that bad?