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03-02-2007, 01:04 AM
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again, its the way it unfolded. crap calls happen all the time. makeup calls happen all the time. but what happened w/ Spada there...that was beyond words.
Also, lets say hypothetically the play goes on and Betts isnt whistled, do you think the likelyhood of the Rangers actually scoring a goal there goes up because Fluery is ~12 feet away from his net?
Absolutely. And that is yet another reason for the call. 3rd PP of the period for the Rangers, none for the Pens. Time winding down. And the Pens having been in the refs ear about missed calls all period. And now Fleury gets bumped creating an opportunity that could win the game. And you are surprised that the Refs called it? Again, it was almost inevitable. Refs hate for their call to decide a game when the game is winding down, especially if the team on the PK has not had a PP all period and been on the PK for half the period. The fact that it created a scroing opportunity was part of the reason the call was made. In fact if Fleury has gone down and a Ranger was within a couple feet of him and had not touched him the call may still have been made. That is NHL reffing in situations like that.
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