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Video: Cogliano ties game with a controversial goal

Feb 26, 2012, 8:50 PM EDT

Things finally seemed to be going right for the Chicago Blackhawks. Patrick Kane netted a power-play goal to give them an early 1-0 lead over the Anaheim Ducks and end a dreadful 0-for-39 streak with the man advantage. Then, with just 20 seconds left in the first period, Andrew Cogliano tied the game thanks to a questionable goal. You can see it for yourself below:

It took roughly five minutes before the NHL finally decided to allow the goal, but it’s hard to tell if he kicked it in or if he got his stick on the puck after it hit his skate. The puck’s speed and direction changed as it went into the net, which is probably why the NHL ultimately ruled in the Ducks’ favor, but we doubt this will sit well with Blackhawks fans.

  1. dsd3 - Feb 26, 2012 at 8:56 PM

    Looks like the right call to me. Not THAT controversial, IMO.

  2. gnazarov - Feb 27, 2012 at 1:16 AM

    The angle that the puck took obvioulsy changes. Not sure how you can dispute that. They clearly got that call right.

    • thefinaltallychicago - Feb 27, 2012 at 2:29 AM

      here’s the problem. the ref that waived the goal off ruled that the puck was kicked in and the puck didn’t touch the puck. the part that makes it controversial is that none of the replays showed the stick hitting the puck. they assumed it did, which is incorrect. there wasn’t any video evidence that showed stick the puck.

  3. sailorjoe - Feb 27, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    FinalTally the only thing I can say is that the NHL isn’t the NFL in the sense that the call on the field (ice in this case) really means all that much, I understand the frustration but the ref was only going with what him and the men upstairs felt was the most just ruling.

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