Kovalchuk just scored a goal against the Hurricanes, rocketed off the back bar. But because the net is so tight with no loose mesh hanging over the back bar...nothing moved. Play continued for like 4 minutes afterwards.
I only like to see the absolute BOMBS of shots come flying out after....not every shot.
Like these : (I suck at embedding) edit: That hit the back bar, but you get the point, absolute bombs will fly out of the net usually, and those I love cause you knew it was a rocket. Not every other goal doing it.
I want to say it was 1979, but I remember the Canadiens once scored in OT against the rangers in the playoffs but the puck was in and out so fast that no one noticed. A few minutes later the Canadiens scored again to win. So this isn't necessarily a new problem.
It's so hard to score goals in the NHL and then when a goal finally is scored it happens so quickly that you're just as likely to miss it as see it go in. It's kind of frustrating because there is no real play development that leads to a goal. It's random and then you can't see the puck in the net so you have no idea what just happened.
Funny I hadn't really noticed until this, then last night I saw 2 instances where no one, even the refs, knew there was a goal. In the edm/co game there was a shot by edm (forgot who) that was wired to the back of the net and popped out so hard, everyone kept playing and they ended up getting a rebound goal, but when reviewed the initial shot was indeed a goal, just impossible to see. Nets are too tight.
I've started to notice this too. I've seen games where the puck crosses the goal line and pops out to like the blue line and that goof Mike Emerick is all like "Oh, great save by Lundqvist" or some sh_t and I'm saying "Wait a minute, nobody else saw the puck hit the back of the net before bouncing back out??" then a couple seconds later the ref is pointing to the goal line inside the net and he's like "Oh, I guess it was a goal. I though the goaltender got his blocker on that one but I guess not..."
I've also had to roll my eyes as the announcers talk about how they are unsure about a goal and it'll probably need to be reviewed and I saw the damn puck hit the back of the net. It bugs me when two nimrods are too occupied with hearing themselves talk to follow the puck