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Video: Senators’ Karlsson called for diving

May 19, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

Ottawa Senators’ defenseman Erik Karlsson tried to sell a call, but he ended up taking a seat in the penalty box.

Karlsson was nabbed for diving in the later stages of the second period, after he embellished on a Douglas Murray holding call.

Karlsson threw his head back as Murray’s free hand held him up on a play in the Pittsburgh corner. Both players received minor penalties out of it all.

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  1. stakex - May 19, 2013 at 10:11 PM

    An obvious dive, and a good call. The problem is that 99.9% of all dives go un-punished.

  2. billyhauntswizards - May 19, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Karlsson’s getting a real reputation for this. It’s sad.

    • thomasvanek - May 19, 2013 at 10:29 PM

      I’ve seen him do it before look up the dive he had on Kaleta

    • lordstanley65 - May 20, 2013 at 8:49 AM

      Sens should trade him to Montreal. He’d fit right in.

  3. hockeyflow33 - May 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    He got hosed on that slashing penalty against Cooke at the end, especially after getting two-handed in the mouth by Cooke a few minutes earlier

    • phillyphanatic77 - May 19, 2013 at 10:32 PM

      I have no problem with all the penalties called on the Sens, but the refs have let the Pens get away with alot. Specifically Kunitz’s tomahawk chop early in the 1st and Cooke’s blatant high stick in the 3rd, amongst others. Sens have committed more penalties but if you’re gonna call everything, call everything on both teams.

      • hockeywithdrawal - May 20, 2013 at 8:51 AM

        How original. A fan from some other team insulting the integrity of the Pens organization and the refs. Really…this is the first time I’ve heard this one…

        There was also a blantant high stick on Dupuis as he crossed the blue line RIGHT AFTER Cooke’s high stick…want to know why you, and from these thumbs up I’d say 21 others, didn’t see it? BECAUSE YOU DIDN’T WANT TO. Plain as day. In your defense, he also continued to play hockey and didn’t stop to buy a call. His head snapped back though, and seeing that he had the puck, I’m doubting the refs missed it.

        Point is that the refs are NOT calling everything. The refs have made a decision to swallow the whistles unless a scoring chance was taken away, and that’s on both sides. Neil has been allowed to do basically anything he wants to, including flopping on top of Vokoun after the whistle (which the Pens need to start doing).

        The calls have been on both sides…increased penalties from OTT are because they are down 2-0 and playing desparate hockey, not because the refs are favoring the Pens.

      • phillyphanatic77 - May 20, 2013 at 12:54 PM

        In what way did I insult the integrity of the Penguins? Talk about someone not seeing reality bc they don’t want to… the refs consistently called penalties on the Senators last night while swallowing their whistles on many of the Pens transgressions. It has nothing to do with me turning a blind eye. I saw the Sens commit penalties that were called. I saw the Pens commit penalties that weren’t called.

        And you wanna talk about Neil… how bout the play that knocked him out of the game. He loses an edge, is already going hard into the boards, and Orpik gives him a solid cross-check to the back which made the impact much worse. Neil commits penalties, but he doesn’t get away with them often. He’s a player the refs watch closely, unless the penalties are being committed against him.

      • jpelle82 - May 20, 2013 at 2:02 PM

        orpik was committed to the body when neil lost an edge. what was he supposed to do…pull his arms in and smack his own face on the ice? hardly a crosscheck, he pushed him down and used neil to brace himself from going down with him. unfortunate skating from neil.

    • pens5829 - May 19, 2013 at 10:35 PM

      Buy a rule book buddy.

      • hockeyflow33 - May 19, 2013 at 11:59 PM

        Huh? You can’t really dispute the high stick to Karlsson’s face and the slash is now a judgment call and I think it was an erroneous decision by the ref.
        What’s in the rule book that I’m missing?

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - May 20, 2013 at 3:26 AM

        Obviously he’s referring to the special rule book that only applies to the Pens.

      • basedrum777 - May 20, 2013 at 2:22 PM

        He’s trying to say that Karlsson’s slash at the end of the game was definitely a penalty b/c you can’t break yours or your opponents stick with a slash without it being called. Look at his screenname.

    • myspaceyourface - May 20, 2013 at 8:38 AM

      There was no video replay that showed the stick even hit him in the face. If anything it was closer to the chest. He tried to sell that call as well.

      • jpelle82 - May 20, 2013 at 9:00 AM

        it was a high stick, but didnt hit him in the face. he tried to sell it, if they wouldve called it on cooke they easily couldve called him for another dive

    • basedrum777 - May 20, 2013 at 2:20 PM

      You break your or your opponents stick on a slash, its going to get called. Come on man…

      • hockeyflow33 - May 20, 2013 at 2:22 PM

        No, they changed the rule this year so that it has become a judgment call for the ref. It’s no longer automatic.

      • basedrum777 - May 20, 2013 at 2:23 PM

        Do you know refs that don’t call a slash if you break your stick over your opponents? He clearly slashed downward or his stick wouldn’t have broken.

  4. ndrick731 - May 20, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    Diving should never be called in a game that has Cindy Crosby involved. If he doesn’t get called for it nobody should.

    • hockeywithdrawal - May 20, 2013 at 8:52 AM

      Credibility = gone.

  5. jburrell4 - May 20, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    Apparently these guys need to be officiating the Wings-Hawks series. As a matter of fact, Hossa needs an official assigned to him full time to keep track of his ridiculousness. If you’re disappointed in Karlsson, watch Hossa play… And ‘buy a rule book buddy’?? What are you talking about? That honestly makes no sense here.

  6. homelanddefense - May 20, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    looked like he got shot

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