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You make the call: Dan Cleary's reviewed goal against Anaheim

Oct 9, 2010, 11:21 AM EDT

It’s time for a little bit of “You Make The Call” here at PHT.

Last night saw Detroit’s Dan Cleary go barreling into Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller while going after a Pavel Datsyuk pass. Cleary crashed into Hiller and the puck went into the net. Here’s the video of how things turned out.

The initial call on the ice was for no goal. The review went to the Toronto war room and the Wings were given credit for the goal that made it 4-0, the ultimate outcome. Of course, we’re not the off-ice officials here but now we’ve seen the replay so now we’re experts: What do you think? Should Dan Cleary have been given a goal there?

Don’t let Pavel Datsyuk’s assist affect your decision making here, as that was instrumental for Datsyuk towards getting the Gordie Howe hat trick last night. Let us know what you think in the comments.

  1. Garry - Oct 9, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    Clearly, Cleary put the puck in the net before he bumped into a queen size mattress covered Hiller.

  2. Blitzburgh Brian - Oct 9, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    Well, since the NHL hates the Red Wings and consistently calls things against them unfairly, this was ruled no goal. Wait, what?
    Seriously though, I don’t know how that goal technically works under the letter of the law but I think we all saw that it was going in and the net bouncing off wouldn’t have affected it. Should be a goal. Right call in spirit.

  3. Alex - Oct 9, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Technically yes it should be a goal, puck went in before the net came off … but what opportunity did Hiller have? Is he going to tackle Cleary and smother the player AND puck?
    Yes it is by rule a goal, no they shouldn’t go back to the ridiculous “no part of offensive player in crease” nonsense but isn’t there something in between that can a) protect the goalie b) give the goalie a chance to make the save c) allow “gritty” goals around the crease to be legal?

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