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Video: Morrow’s goal off the foot stands after review

May 24, 2013, 8:50 PM EDT

Brenden Morrow gave the Pittsburgh Penguins an early 1-0 lead Friday against the Ottawa Senators.

But the goal will likely garner plenty of debate. Morrow re-directed a pass from defenseman Mark Eaton past Craig Anderson, however the puck last went off the right foot of Morrow as he cut across the front of the net.

The play was subject to a review, but the goal stood, giving Pittsburgh the lead in Game 5 of this Eastern Conference semifinal. A win for the Penguins and they eliminate the Senators and advance to the conference final.

From the replay, it appeared there was no distinct kicking motion. But you be the judge.

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“At 6:25 of the first period in the Senators/Penguins game, video review upheld the referee’s call on the ice that Mark Eaton’s shot first deflected off Brenden Morrow’s stick and then his right skate and into the net in a legal fashion. Good Goal Pittsburgh,” stated the explanation at

  1. 19wasthebest - May 24, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Should have been no goal he kicked at it when he lifted his foot. Watch at the 1:05 ? 1:06 mark

  2. e5tolife - May 24, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    After 2 “probably not” is quickly becoming “definitely not”

  3. benrob99 - May 24, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    Distinct is the key word in the rule he can lift his skate, he can redirect the direction of the puck. As long as he CLEARLY doesn’t try to propel the puck forward with his leg going forward you can’t overturn that.

    Long winded way to say :right call. Good goal.

    • bigbuffguy95 - May 24, 2013 at 11:14 PM

      Agreed. It takes a lot to disallow a goal on a kick (basically, anything short of an obvious and probably intentional kick). Good goal.

  4. pizzano7416 - May 24, 2013 at 9:51 PM

    Glad he ended up playing

  5. ddaveyy - May 25, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Payback’s a biatch for the goal scored against the Habs in game 3….


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