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Russians claim Quick dislodged net on disallowed goal (w/video)

Feb 15, 2014, 11:24 AM EDT

What would a classic hockey game be without a little controversy?

Following a dramatic 3-2 shootout loss to the Americans on Friday, Russian players spoke about the disallowed goal call late in the third period that nullified what would’ve been a crucial Russian lead.

Video: Referees wave off Fedor Tyutin goal

“Nobody touched the net,” Alex Ovechkin said, per the Chicago Sun-Times. “The goalie touched the net and pulled it out. But the referee didn’t give him two minutes.”

Miss the game? Watch OT and the shootout at 8 pm ET on NBC

“The goalie” in question is Jonathan Quick, who was unable to stop Tyutin’s point shot with 4:40 left in the third period. But the Americans caught a break when replay showed Quick’s goal was off its moorings — and that’s where it gets interesting. According to Russian defenseman Slava Voynov, a teammate of Quick’s in Los Angeles, the American goalie has reputation for dislodging his own net.

Here’s an overhead image of the dislodged goal:

source: Getty Images

And here’s more from Helene Elliott of the L.A. Times:

In related news, American head coach Dan Bylsma praised Quick for his “exceptional” play against Russia — Quick stopped 29 of 31 shots in regulation/OT and five of eight shootout attempts — but did leave the door open for Ryan Miller to play against Slovenia in the final preliminary round game.

  1. lowenni - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    Hmm, that wouldn’t look good for the tournament if that was true. I was going to say that the Russians were just making excuses and lying until I saw his teammate, Voynov, said “that’s his style”. Pretty dissappointing to see as a US fan. Obviously the game’s over and what happened happened, but I never feel the same about wins when there’s shenanigans like this.

    • avscup - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:35 AM

      Did you watch the game? The net was dislodged in the course of play. A scramble in front of the net in which Quick was pushed into the net moving it. Unfortunate break for Russia but the rules were enforced correctly. Funny how Voynov never complained about that while he was Quicks team mate.

      • avscup - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:38 AM

        I’ll make a correction to my statement. Net was pushed off while quick was cutting off the angle on a shot. Nothing illegal about what he did.

      • ploldwest - Feb 15, 2014 at 2:05 PM

        Quick should have been called for that, no one hit the net, doesn’t matter if it’s intentional or not. In the Russian’s defense, as Kovy and Voynov would definitely know about, Quick is a punk like Ryan Miller, they’d both go after an opposing skater aggressively for getting pushed in by a Kings or Sabres teammate, so it is totally plausible that it was intentional.

      • sabatimus - Feb 15, 2014 at 2:11 PM

        Regardless, the officials should have seen it and stopped play. They had plenty of time.

      • shortsxit34 - Feb 15, 2014 at 2:16 PM

        @ploldwest – A penalty for what? Of course it matters if it was intentional or not. You think a goalie should be penalized any time they knock the net off the moorings during the course of his normal goaltender duties?

      • ploldwest - Feb 15, 2014 at 2:19 PM

        For putting it off! It probably was intentional, or at least make a stoppage in play! Quick is stupid like that a lot when he’s not making amazing saves!

      • ploldwest - Feb 15, 2014 at 2:23 PM

        How come Nabokov, or so many other goalies never put it off the moorings on their own, unless they’re PUSHED INTO THE NET?

      • ploldwest - Feb 15, 2014 at 2:26 PM

        I’m sorry to keep replying, but I want to clarify that while it does matter if it’s intentional or not, have you ever watched Crosby back in the day? Ever hear of “embellishment”, or “faking it”? There is merit to what is being said about Quick, he could make it look however he wants.

      • shortsxit34 - Feb 15, 2014 at 3:11 PM

        @ploldwest – There is no rule for what you’re trying to penalize him for. I don’t know what else to tell you. The ref should have spotted it and blown the play dead, but that’s an entirely different matter.

        Crosby and embellishment don’t have anything to do with the play, either. There was no embellishment. Quick was out of position with his back to the play and the puck on the other side of the ice, then had to spin around and scramble across the crease as fast as possible because there was an imminent scoring chance.

        Reason why other goalies don’t knock the net off as often: Because those goalies don’t play the same style as him. There is simply no other goalie in the NHL that can move the way he does.

      • vm113 - Feb 15, 2014 at 3:27 PM

        I think one thing that makes Quick so great is he will do WHATEVER it takes to try to give his team an advantage and win the hockey game. If you guys think Quick dislodged the net unintentionally than you guy’s have not been following the NHL for to long. Yes it was a bush league move(not a good look for America) but it got his team the W and Quick is somewhere laughing right now, believe that.

      • canadiansportsfan77 - Feb 15, 2014 at 4:04 PM

        Of course he wouldn’t complain while with Quick, he’s benefiting from it. It’s all about the win so he wouldn’t care until he’s not winning because of it.

        It’s not funny, its normal for sport. Find someone who plays professional sports who values sportsmanship over victory

      • kaptaanamerica - Feb 15, 2014 at 4:59 PM

        i watched this game and it was accidentally on purpose like when parise fell back trying onto bobrovsky to take him out on the US second goal.

      • dwbehler - Feb 16, 2014 at 8:28 PM

        I read in this morning’s newspaper that the Olympics net frame is made from plastic while the NHL uses metal frames. Seems reasonable that because of the lighter plastic it would be much easier to knock the net off its moorings by normal goalie movement. Sour grapes by the Russians? Move on!

      • jakepitcock - Feb 18, 2014 at 9:59 AM

        Dude did you not watch the vid watch like at 1:19 then see that he dislodged I’m not a usa hater I like them but the play should have been stopped at least

      • blackhawksdynasty - Feb 19, 2014 at 11:15 PM


        My answer to your challenge took about 2 seconds. His name is Teemu Selanne.

    • chunkala - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:51 AM

      @avscup (never again BTW)
      Yup, watched the game. Quick slid over to his left when the puck was at the blue line with Russian player in control of it and his back turned to the net. It was clearly done on purpose, but I will say very masterfully. Whats the point of winning if you’re going to cheat, might as well kill all the other teams, that way you guarantee the title. Russia will make sure we get screwed in QFs, you can take that to the bank.

      • patthehockeyfan - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:54 AM

        Yeah, right. Puck is at the blue line, and Quick dislodged the net, “clearly done on purpose”

        Exactly what drugs have you been taking?

      • avscup - Feb 15, 2014 at 1:57 PM

        Sorry but you didn’t pay attention. The puck was to the left of Quick and he slid across the crease to stop an attempted shot that never made it to the net and then it was out at the point and then moved across the blue line to Tyutin. Unfortunate for Russia but part of the game.

        You obviously are not an athlete and never played hockey. Cheating? It’s called competing moron.

      • shortsxit34 - Feb 15, 2014 at 2:54 PM

        The puck was inside the hashmarks when the net came off the moorings. Quick had to come from his right to left as fast as possible (meaning screw technique, do whatever it takes to get across) because there was an immediate scoring threat with the puck in the slot and Quick on the wrong side of the net.

    • blomfeld - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:25 PM


      • sportsfan69 - Feb 16, 2014 at 12:28 AM

        Herr Blomfeld,

  2. pmonte3122 - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Here we go. Classy Russians.

    • badgerhockey77 - Feb 15, 2014 at 12:48 PM

      Bunch of crying Russians! Trying to take the heat off themselves for losing by making excuses to the media. They always need a villain. “Not our fault we lost…Quick cheated!”. Russia had all the advantages…home ice…crowd…phantom penalty calls…and USA STILL won playing below average hockey. Russia just isn’t that good. They’ll be lucky to medal.

      • ploldwest - Feb 15, 2014 at 2:17 PM

        Phantom calls? Please, there was one, and Callahan, was never called for the dirty things that he’d do. Quick is just a punk, so there is merit to what the Russians are saying, however, what Radulov did TWICE was just blatant and stupid, and a bigger reason why they lost.

  3. patthehockeyfan - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    I like Voynov. Ovi? Eh?

    But, too goshdarn bad. Suck it up, Russia!

    • blomfeld - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:30 PM

      trust me Pat, Voynov is history ! … Dean is a “patriot’ and this crap isn’t going to sit with him for even a second !

  4. btlpper68 - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    We’ll one of those things you can’t be split on he did or didn’t take it off, every goalie does it. Was a good break for us but only thing hockey karma USUALY comes around so maybe we will be on the other side of a bad break. Added that the officials were horrible phantom calls all over the place. But those hands by oshie…

    • killerpgh - Feb 15, 2014 at 12:15 PM

      Like the goal scored last game that was off sides and ruined Quick’s shutout? Hopefully “Karma” thinks we are even now.

  5. btlpper68 - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    Lol Putin has already sent the KGB to the refs house

  6. jimeejohnson - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:45 AM

    Beating the Russians on their home ice: priceless. USA!

    • pastabelly - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:56 AM

      I’m sure your thumbs downs will come from Canadians. It seems as if they have this thing about the USA winning gold as they believe it somehow minimizes their hockey dominance. The hockey world has been changing for decades and will continue to do so. The two goalies in the Beanpot final were from San Diego and Florida (and they’ll both be playing in the NHL someday.

      • colby7 - Feb 15, 2014 at 10:16 PM

        The US is a composed like a really solid 2 way NHL team, but I would say this game proved they do not have enough game breakers.

        Shut down Kessel and Kane and you stop the US from scoring. Canada has so many more pure snipers and goal scorers that I wouldn’t count the US’s gold medal yet.

        US well regret leaving Bobby Ryan and his pure goal scoring behind. Look at the Russians, they played a hell of a game and most of them would fall under Burke’s “can’t spell intensity”.

  7. csilojohnson - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:48 AM

    A lot of people didnt watch game i guess. Net was clearly dislodged during play prior to goal in question. Quick slidding over. Not intentional.
    Tough break for Russians. That is all it is.
    Hell of a game.

    • pudgalvin - Feb 15, 2014 at 12:26 PM

      That would be a hell of a play by Quick to do that on purpose. And saying that’s his style seems silly to me. That would have been a goal in the NHL, right?

      That said, I’d be pissed too if I were the Russians. That’s a sucky way to have a goal taken off the board. In the long run though, are those 2 points going to make a huge difference? Not rhetorical, what are the implications of Russia missing out?

      • ploldwest - Feb 15, 2014 at 2:21 PM

        It would have been pretty easy for Quick to do that on purpose, and watch the Chicago playoffs from last year, he’s a punk, this is his style!

      • cybernetikghost - Feb 15, 2014 at 3:56 PM

        Is “punk” a style? You sound like you have been watching a bit if Quick’s play over the years. Have you noticed how hard teams go to the crease with him because they know that he is a hothead? It’s why he plays so aggressively in the crease. He moves laterally among the best of them, meaning he pushes off the posts. The net gets dislodged. It’s a problem when players run into it on purpose or goalies physically lift it with their arms but, holy hell, this was incidental- get over it. It wasn’t an elimination game.

  8. 7mantel - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:52 AM

    Wouldn’t want to be in foxhole with Voynov!

  9. cybernetikghost - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    I’m hoping Voynov was misquoted. To say that after a loss just seems bitter and tacky.

  10. hardkor07mn - Feb 15, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Boo hoo

  11. prd797 - Feb 15, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    A shootout loss and the Russian media has gone absolutely nuts…as expected.

    Grab some popcorn and a beer, this’ll be good.

  12. buffalo65 - Feb 15, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    Too bad there wasn’t a fight. Fighting is so essential to hockey the game can’t be enjoyed without it…

  13. jasminedonut - Feb 15, 2014 at 12:29 PM

    Looked intentional and saved his ass, Russia was bringing it hard, watch the replay again.

  14. capspats - Feb 15, 2014 at 12:31 PM

    Not used to ovi blasting my teams goalie…though he’s right. That radulov guy still shouldn’t haven’t have taken that stupid penalty 90 feet from the puck that led to our 2nd goal, so they shouldn’t just blame the loss on the waved goal

    • vm113 - Feb 15, 2014 at 3:18 PM

      Radulov is one of the worst prime time hockey players i’ve ever seen in my life. Apparently he rakes it up when nobody is watching in the KHL, put him in the spotlight he can’t even hit the damn net.

  15. imgoingtowichita - Feb 15, 2014 at 1:12 PM

    As a goalie myself, that’s exactly what you try to do to alleviate pressure. You run the risk of the official calling you on it though. Quick got away with it and ensured the States don’t have the pressure of a qualification game. It’s very similar to the league and defence popping it over the glass before the auto 2 was added. If he got called for it we would likely be saying its a BS call, especially given the time remaining and score.

    • thesportsjudge - Feb 15, 2014 at 2:37 PM

      And opponent.

    • whiteyh23 - Feb 16, 2014 at 4:35 PM

      great point. goalies shift across the net all the time and don”t knock the net off its moorings. how convenient in this case. and as far as the refs, they catch radulov a million miles from the puck and yet miss this “crucial” rules violation right in front of them. i’m glad we won, but they got screwed.

  16. flyerguy73 - Feb 15, 2014 at 1:20 PM

    Either way, Canada is the team to beat.

    • avscup - Feb 15, 2014 at 1:38 PM

      They are and they will be!

  17. terrier92 - Feb 15, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Ask 1972 USA basketball team how they feel. F $&; Russia

  18. thesportsjudge - Feb 15, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Where is the resident Kings expert blomfield with these accusations against Quick? Let me guess, blom will say Quick doesn’t need to do such a thing.

  19. dbfan4ever - Feb 15, 2014 at 2:44 PM

    The Russians have to shift the blame with the ridiculous amount of money that Putin has on Russia winning the gold medal got to keep yourself from being noticed. Who knows what Putin will do if he blows his top?!

  20. vm113 - Feb 15, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    Holy moly the Russians got shanked! I’ve been watching Olympic hockey for a long time this is the worse officiated game I have ever seen, by far. I hope those were not NHL refs because that would be a flat out embarrassment. The US gets 2 goals on 2 non existent penally calls(refs were ridiculously inconstant on both sides all game). They get a obvious goal disallowed(in the NHL that’s a goal every time). I don’t know why the net being dislodged is even a reviewable offense. That’s the referees job on the ice. No whistle was blown and play was continuing. Really makes no sense to call the play dead during a review after live play continued on the ice and led to a goal. Makes no sense at all. And then to top it all off, the US get’s to finish the game on a PP after another weak call against the Russians. I don’t want to take anything away from the US players, they did a hell of a job(where’s this vaulted Russian PP? Looked sorry) but so much for home cooking, the Russians got screwed.

    • avscup - Feb 15, 2014 at 4:36 PM

      Go away you turd. You need a spell check. Worse, inconstant? The international rules are different. This is not the NHL so why make that reference. You are an idiot for not understanding this. The refs got the call correct and the video review was made because the ref didn’t see the net was off it’s mooring. Pay attention!

      • 19inarow - Feb 15, 2014 at 4:59 PM

        You don’t sound old enough to remember the Avs’ last Cup.

    • hockeyflow33 - Feb 15, 2014 at 11:43 PM

      You should brush up on your IIHF rulebook, that will help explain a lot of things to you.

  21. therealjr - Feb 15, 2014 at 3:53 PM

    That’s classic gamesmanship by Quick, of course he makes an earlier save in a manner which may slightly dislodge the net.

    What sucks is that they are not using NHL style rules which would have counted that as a goal. I’d rather not have had the tainted win.

    • cybernetikghost - Feb 15, 2014 at 4:00 PM

      Tainted? This victory tastes perfectly good to me….

    • c9castine - Feb 19, 2014 at 12:07 PM

      that would not have been a goal in the NHL either

      • therealjr - Feb 19, 2014 at 4:57 PM

        Sure it would have, and in the future it will be universally so:–nhl.html

      • c9castine - Feb 19, 2014 at 5:25 PM

        yeah i may be wrong, but the only way the net can be dislodged and a goal still count is if the net is tilted back. in this case, the net becomes perpendicular to the goal line. the NHL also uses a different kind of mooring that dislodges and slides away much easier, so that in the case of even a small dislodging like the one in the USA-Russia game it is easy to identify and stop play. in any case, if the net stops being parallel to the goal line in the NHL, its a no goal situation, play is dead if it is still in the zone.

  22. bubblehead22 - Feb 15, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    It was a great game to watch and if you’re American and feel the need to crap on our boys for the refs or for Quick you didn’t watch the sane game I did.

    The net was off well before the shot and only Quick knows if he did it on purpose because of the pressure in the zone again prior to the shot.. The video says it can go either way on that..

    The Russians have enormous pressure on them and if they pull off an overtime goal in the gold medal game I doubt they’ll use words like “dominance” which were peppered throughout the Canadian media 4 years ago.. Take their complaints in stride.. We’d complain too.. I know I did after the women’s game with Canada.. The worst Olympic call I’ve ever seen on that 2nd Canadian goal but it stands …

    Anyone for the gold but the “polite” Canadians

    • avscup - Feb 15, 2014 at 4:39 PM

      Great Game for sure.

  23. ryanw822 - Feb 15, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    it’s always the fault of someone else when it comes to the Russian team.

  24. 19inarow - Feb 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Whether he did it or not, I really can’t stand cheaters.

  25. sportsfan69 - Feb 15, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    Let’s not forget mention the lack of penalties called against the Russians, five penalties against the Americans, three against the Russians. How about the lack of icing calls throughout the game? It all evens out.

    • avscup - Feb 15, 2014 at 5:24 PM

      The cross check and obvious interference on VanRiemsdyke that weren’t called and plenty of icings!

  26. LampyB - Feb 15, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    You guys are so retarded, there was an offside goal against US the other day and now they got one back for the mistake.

    Officiating is questionable every nhl playoff game, as well as during the olympics. Its a fact of life,

  27. joewilliesshnoz - Feb 15, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    Mr.Gorbachov, tear that wall down !

    • jimw81 - Feb 15, 2014 at 8:36 PM

      tell it to the czar

  28. jkaflagg - Feb 15, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Voynov is right….Quick has been known to dislodge the net when under pressure….

    Of course, so does Igor Bobrovsky, Seymon Varlamov, Ryan Miller, Mike Smith Henrik Lundquist, Jarod Halak, Jere Lehtenen, Antii Niemi and ……If a guy is too obvious about it he gets a penalty, but sometimes it’s not called….just like the 50-60 interference penalties in today’s game that were not called either.

    Give the Russian coach props….tough break, don’t dwell on it, move on to the next game….

  29. jimw81 - Feb 15, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    i dont see Voynov as a member of la kings after olympics. russians needs to stop making excuses and start looking at themselves. its the same thing every 4 yrs.

  30. cyberscriber2world - Feb 15, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    Huuuugh,,,,hey guys. No to be a spoiler, but it is over. Finished. History. Speculation on who was thinking what, or who will do what in the Q.F. is just that. Speculations, not born of fact. A WAG. An opinion. Which is in ALL SPORTS, even fishing, open to interpretation, by the people who were there at the moment and or doing the thinking. In Hockey terms,,,,,Puck it. Game over. One team wins, and the other does not.

  31. csilojohnson - Feb 16, 2014 at 1:44 AM

    I hope they have plenty of waaambulances in Sochi. This is getting out of hand.

  32. chechmanek - Feb 16, 2014 at 4:11 AM

    Voynov is correct, in fact Quick pulled this same stunt earlier this season on October 4th (funny enough, it was a Team USA player, Blake Wheeler, who got his goal disallowed).

    The net came loose behind Quick and LA cleared the puck, play continued in the Jets end for some time until Wheeler got his breakaway. Wheeler scored short side top corner, which was the direction the net had come off in and the goal would not have gone in had it been in its original position. Quick pointed back at the net while looking forward at the ref the moment the puck went in, didn’t even look back to see if the net was off because he knew it had been off for some time. It’s a freebie for Quick (and the Kings and now Team USA) because any goal scored by his team during this time will count and any goal scored by the opponents will be waived off.

  33. gorge33 - Feb 16, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    …Quick perfected cheating at everything goalie hockey related while at Avon Old Farms prep school, where ‘cheating at hockey is a winning tradition at AOF’. He pulled that ‘net off the mooring’ move half a dozen times every game. He also worn illegal ‘over-drive’ blades on the sides of his skates, probably still does. ‘Once a cheater, always a cheater’…

  34. mike4kix - Feb 16, 2014 at 11:58 AM

    According to the rules the goal should have been disallowed, but I read, and can’t confirm, that the net was dislodged for over a minute before the goal was scored. If that’s the case then it raises a few questions on when did Quick or the officials realize it was actually dislodged? It certainly gave the US a huge advantage during this time in that any goal against wouldn’t count. After the goal Quick wasted no time in indicating that the net was dislodged, so he obviously knew beforehand but I suppose it’s not his job to notify the officials. Unfortunately, what comes into question however is did the US official on the ice know?

  35. crushed49 - Feb 16, 2014 at 2:32 PM

    Say it isn’t so…a LA Kings player cheated and got away with it! I’ve never seen that happen before-GAG!

  36. gorge33 - Feb 16, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    …early in his career, L A King’s goalie Quick was known to juice up his skates by using illegal ‘over drive blades’, incredible advantage in lateral movement…would not surprise me if he still uses something illegal on his skates…

    • spiciercheez - Feb 17, 2014 at 11:38 AM

      Hey you should post this once more, just for good measure.

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