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01-02-2012, 07:16 PM
Jack de la Hoya
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
I dunno. Seemed like an ok call to me. It sucked for the Flyers but those call are all discretionary. IIRC, players were jabbing at Lundqvist while he was laying on his stomach. If that is happening and the ref can't see the puck, its going to get blown dead 9/10 times. Yes, the Briere emerged with the puck, but that call was not nearly as bad as that penalty shot they gave Briere. Unless I missed the replay showing the puck being covered (which is possible), that was an absolutely terrible call. Good for us, bad in general.
The referee's positioning was poor--he jumped on the net and looked down, which I guess is ok, except the puck was lose at the side of the net. If you focus on three square feet of ice at any given time, there's a decent chance you won't find the puck.

Still, I don't think the Flyers can complain, on balance, about the officiating. They created more quality scoring chances and scored fewer goals. Blame it on the goalie; blame it on the forwards; or simply credit Lundquist.

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