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Disallowed goal in overtime has Ducks mad

Feb 18, 2012, 10:50 AM EDT

The Ducks thought they had it won over New Jersey last night in overtime. Ryan Getzlaf appeared to score the game-winner and give the Ducks a 3-2 win to continue their rocket ride up the standings in the Western Conference.

The problem here though was after the Toronto war room review, they ruled Getzlaf kicked in the puck and waived it off. Have a look for yourself.

The Devils went on to win in the shootout. Getzlaf after the game told Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register that he was merely trying to slow down going to the net.

“He tied my stick up and I was just going to the net,” Getzlaf said. “It was like I was just stopping and it went off my skate and went in. They obviously saw it differently. …”

Meanwhile, Martin Brodeur was positive the review was going to come out in their favor.

“I never left my crease,” Brodeur said. “I had no doubt in my mind he kicked it. When we saw it on the replay, it was even more obvious, but with the NHL you’ve just got to wait.”

Did the NHL get this one right or do the Ducks have a reason to be mad?

  1. wryder2k12 - Feb 18, 2012 at 11:35 AM

    No reason to be mad at all. The puck changed direction because he pushed his foot outward at it. +1 to the guys in Toronto for getting this one right. And well done by Volchenkov to keep his stick tied up and away from the puck.

  2. hockinj25 - Feb 18, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    The last replay clearly showed he took his foot off the ice and moved it toward the puck. Good call

  3. jdubs21 - Feb 18, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Is this even a controversy? Saw the highlights to this game last night, never even mentioned this.

  4. spikedds - Feb 18, 2012 at 12:40 PM

    Ducks are trying spin, but there is no spinning that one.

    KICK!

    And I have no dog in this fight.

  5. jpelle82 - Feb 18, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    sounds like getzlaf is taking notes from his coach on how to whine to the media. pretty obvious no-goal call

  6. stakex - Feb 18, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    I have no doubt that Getzlaf honestly thinks he didn’t kick the puck in, but you can’t argue with the replay.

  7. deathmonkey41 - Feb 18, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Yeah, that’s a kick-in.

  8. vshehane - Feb 18, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    Have the ducks ever played a game where they didn’t whine and cry?

  9. cup0pizza - Feb 18, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Ducks are crybabies.

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