That was a terrible call. 999/1000 times that would be blown dead.
If I was Carlyle and this game meant playoffs or no playoffs for the Leafs, I'd seriously punch that Ref
There is no way he saw that puck. It happens so many times and it's just blown dead. There was no sign of the puck until someone wrestled it off beneath Liles/Lombardi after like 10 seconds of jostling and pushing one another.
I don't mind though 1 point is better than 2 right now for the Leafs.
What a joke that was, I could see if they let it go for 5 seconds, but man it was like 15 seconds and there was no way he saw where the puck was. Garbage reffing, the stuff they let go in that game was ridiculous.
let's keep acting like komisarek didn't deserve 3 blatant penalties in the 3rd period alone.
Komisarek doesn't even deserve to be in the NHL
To be honest, there were penalties on both sides that were not called, but that 5th Buffalo goal was a joke, and would have been blown dead in any other game. I am glad the Sabres won, but it was still dumb not to whistle that play down.
as a leaf tanker im happy we managed not to get 2 points but that was BS reffing, that jackass was still looking for the puck in that rugby scrum AFTER the puck went in the net, no one can say he had sight on it or tracked it......
i would be FURRIOUS if i was a caps fan, if they miss the playoffs in favour is buffalo becuase of it the league has some serious 'splaining to do
As a person who follows the Leafs, I don't care that Buffalo ended up winning the game. In fact, I applaud them for that comeback and the entirety of their run, while having little room for error. Best wishes towards the end.
However, if the Leafs were still in the the playoff race, I would be extremely upset. The refs had no idea where the puck was, the play was dead for a solid few seconds, bodies were all over the crease, and something would end being clearly controversial as it now is.
The real losers of this situation are Washington (odds end up being dramatically in their favour) and Florida (would have clinched a playoff birth).
Irregardless of the teams that are playing and the situation that it occurred, that was a shameful decision that made the referees look completely incompetent (if you needed more proof) and should be completely frown upon by the entire NHL.
The ref couldn't see the puck. Unless you somehow have a stake in the Sabres winning the game tonight, there's no reason to really argue otherwise. If the ref saw the puck in the play the entire time there was no way in hell that he would've taken so long to notice that the puck was no longer buried under the players and was actually in the net. It wasn't until the fans reacted that the ref looked behind Scrivens and saw the puck. Absolute horrid reffing here.
As a Leafs fan, that game meant nothing to me nor did it mean anything to the Leafs and their playoff chances so I have no reason to be upset about it but damn...talk about playing a crucial role in the decision of a game. The refs might as well have put on a Sabres uniform and throw his middle fingers up at the Panthers and Capitals because that's how awful his call on the ice was tonight. Feel bad for those two teams.
Its funny how the leafs fans are complaining about the refs when Komisarek deserved a penalty on the play and did the same thing to Leino behind the net in the second. The leafs announcers even said komisarek deserved a cross check not long after that goal and never got a penalty. The shots were 45-25.
The officiating was very poor all night, for both sides at times IMO. That wasn't the only questionable call (or lackthereof one) in this game. The referees obviously saw that the puck was still loose and to be fair, Scrivens never had it covered. I looked at the overhead replay and never lost sight of the puck; it was up for grabs and never went underneath anyone. At this time of the year, the referees will let them play, especially with the importance of points in the final week of the regular season. Some calls go your way, some don't. It happens to every team in hockey and every team in pro sports for that matter. Officiating is part of the game. Sometimes it's on your side, sometimes it isn't. Plain and simple.
I understand the frustration on the play, but to be fair, there could have easily been a few instigators called, that weren't, on the Leafs (Rosehill and Frattin both jumped players after clean hits). Also, Komisarek single-handedly made some extremely poor decisions that costed his team in the final five or so minutes of the game. Instead of going after Foligno, he should've tried keeping the puck out of his own net.