Briere's blatant offside goal ruling question
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04-12-2012, 10:36 AM
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I think it's a shame that call gets all the attention.
I thought the Pens came out and played great physical hockey. They were throwing the body around and the refs let them. Which I applaud. Several of those hits were late. Not egregiously late, but late. So of course Rinaldo goes for finishing a check and Giroux goes for boarding, but none of the late hits on Grossman were called. The late hit from behind on Tablot. Hartnell getting whacked in the head.
And while everyone realizes the linesman waived off the icing, it wasn't the right call to do so IMO and that led to a goal too.
Furthermore, Crosby's dive last night was seen by the refs who (thankfully) didn't call it, but neither did he call him for unsportsman like which easily could have been the case. And that's ignoring his head whip backwards while he was holding Jagr drawing the obstruction penalty (which I felt Jagr deserved and Crosby did a good job of drawing). Between Letang and Crosby the fake backwards heap whip count was at 3 last night.
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