Sorry to see the officials jobbed you last night, but don't feel alone. Many of you may have seen almost an identical play in which we had a goal taken away against Chicago on a phantom goalie interference call. Your hosing could be considered worse since we did not get a penalty out of it. Our call cost us at least a point since we lost by one goal also.
This is really baffling me because there is no consistency in these calls. It would be one thing if the league had instructed the refs to call these but the bevy of no calls seems to dispel that option. In our first game against the Wings, a Detroit player clearly had his skate tangled with our goalies skate hindering his lateral movement, and sure enough the Wings scored, and interference was not called.
Anyway, we feel your pain. Good luck the rest of the way. You guys were a great story last year, and it was good to see.
Just saw the highlights and I've gotta say that the waived-off second goal for goaltender interference on Silfverberg's behalf was an absolute disgrace.
It wasn't just technically wrong and an awful 3rd period call that ultimately had a huge outcome on the result, it smacked of partiality.
Saw two 3rd period calls yesterday (in separate games) that were just across-the-board wrong at a critical juncture and ultimately had a huge impact on the game's outcome. That's not the ref's role to wield that power and effect the outcome to that degree.
As the shot came toward the goal, Silfverberg turned with the shot resulting in incidental contact between himself and Carey Price. The contact was initiated more by Carey Price than the actions of Silfverberg. Rule 69.1 supports this decision where it states, "Incidental contact with a goalkeeper will be permitted, and resulting goals allowed, when such contact is initiated outside of the goal crease, provided the attacking player has made a reasonable effort to avoid such contact."
The worst part is that the NHL treats its paying customers like morons. They will refuse to publicly acknowledge the obvious, i.e. that Pochmara blew the call. They think they are somehow protecting him by doing that, but all they do is make themselves look like fools. Own up to it, apologize, and learn from it. That's what responsible grownups do.
Then again, this is a league that refuses to tell the fans about player injuries, instead insulting our intelligence with "upper body" and "lower body" injuries. I don't think it is a coincidence that the NFL, the most successful pro sports league on the planet, at least treats its customers like grownups, admitting to blown calls, providing full injury reports, etc.