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Couture doesn’t get why potential hat trick goal didn’t stand

Feb 28, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT


The San Jose Sharks didn’t need the goal when Logan Couture appeared to beat Flyers netminder Ray Emery with just 11:11 remaining in regulation time, but it would have meant his return from a hand injury ended with a hat trick.

More to the point, as far as Couture is concerned, he scored and was denied by a lengthy video review rather than the opposition.

“I saw a goal. I don’t know how that’s not a goal. I’ll have to find out, I’d like to find out why that isn’t a goal,” Couture said following the Sharks’ 7-3 victory, according to the San Jose Mercury News. “I looked at the monitor, saw about 10 times that the puck was over the line. Just don’t understand how they don’t count that.”

It was an awfully close call as you can see below (skip to 3:25):

At the end of the day, the Sharks still got a hat trick from Joe Pavelski and Couture’s return was very successful.

The victory also extended San Jose’s winning streak to three games, dating back to before the Olympic break. They are all-but assured a playoff spot at this point and are instead competing for the Pacific Division title with the Anaheim Ducks.

  1. jhaegs - Feb 28, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Maybe shaving the Dirty Sanchez mustache might help? It’s worth a shot…

  2. jpelle82 - Feb 28, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    not very pc to talk about what couldve been in a game like this…a 8-3 result instead of a 7-3? leave it alone

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Feb 28, 2014 at 1:27 PM

      For the players there’s a lot of money wrapped up in goals and points. Also, I think asking why what looked like a good goal was disallowed is always a valid question. Seems like something the refs should be getting right all the time, no matter the score.

  3. kgod30 - Feb 28, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Was it clear that the entire puck crossed the line…I just looked at the video…looks to be 90% across…needs to be 100% across.

    • henrik4dawin - Feb 28, 2014 at 7:40 PM

      looks to be 110% across and the announcers seem to agree. That was just a bad review

  4. sjsharks66 - Feb 28, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    I do believe it crossed the line, but it’s no biggie. Obviously he is upset he did not get his hat trick. That is understandable. Him and Torres played a hell of a game for their first ones back.

  5. blomfeld - Feb 28, 2014 at 10:47 AM


    This whining by Couture is ‘not’ consistent with the concept of ‘esprit de corps’ (ie: the common spirit existing in the members of a group and inspiring enthusiasm, devotion, and strong regard for the honor of the group) and therefore we Kings now have one less thing to worry about come playoff time ! … by the way, did you hear the latest ?


    answer: lead his team ‘personally’ to victory with a ‘glorious’ goal and an ‘fine’ assist ! :)

    • areaman714 - Feb 28, 2014 at 2:10 PM

      Aaaaaannnnnd . . . the Kings have reverted back to not scoring.

  6. btlpper68 - Feb 28, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    War room went to smoke with rob ford

  7. nicofthenorthstar - Feb 28, 2014 at 1:09 PM

    What can brown do for you? Dish out cheap shots and injure the opposition, that’s what.
    Slew foot, anyone? Or would you prefer an elbow to the head?
    Best of luck to Hertl. Here’s hoping he comes back and plays the way he was before that fateful run-in with DB’s dirty knee.
    Not the kind of “leader” I’d want as the face of my favorite team.

  8. pantherpro - Feb 28, 2014 at 2:14 PM

    That was a hat trick NHL review morons inToronto. We’re you afraid of Philly fan rioting after being down 8-2?

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