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Disallowed goal gets a rise out of Wild GM

Feb 28, 2014, 10:57 PM EDT

Goalie interference penalties/disallowed goals rank pretty high on the list of things that leave fans and NHL teams livid. It’s probably an understatement to say that the Minnesota Wild have a strong case that this goal should have counted against the Vancouver Canucks on Friday:

There was no penalty on the play, but again, the goal was disallowed. Officiating supervisor Mick McGeough acknowledged Brad Meier’s mistake on Friday:

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune’s Michael Russo adds some background, including the fact that Wild GM Chuck Fletcher took issue with the call.

Russo provided a frank discussion of official Brad Meier’s call, as well:

Later on in the game, Zach Parise scored his 20th goal of the season thanks in part to Dany Heatley screening Eddie Lack. There was no goalie interference call on that one.

(H/T to CJ Zero.)

  1. mp1131211 - Feb 28, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    What the hell was that official talking about? There is NO interference at all!!

  2. sjsharks66 - Feb 28, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    wow… Just another NHL game with a terrible call.

  3. jasminedonut - Feb 28, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    Same ref who cheated during the olympics…

    • hockeyflow33 - Mar 1, 2014 at 10:44 AM

      Go on….

  4. stakex - Feb 28, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    Wow, that’s definitely one of the worst no-goal calls I’ve ever seen…. someone needs to sit down and read the rule book again.

    I never did understand why goaltender interference isn’t reviewable. I know its a judgment call from the ref on the ice and all… but so is a player “kicking” the puck into the net, and yet that’s reviewable. The rule for goaltender interference are pretty clear, and there is no reason the review booth can’t make a decision if the call on the ice was correct.

    • bethgoesglobal - Mar 1, 2014 at 1:26 AM

      I’ve wondered the same thing. My thought has always been if they’re using video replays for “shady” goals than why not use it across the board? Bad call; great screen.

      Sometimes you can’t see what’s right in front of you (so they say :)

  5. strictlythedanks - Feb 28, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    bs call why not review that anyways

    • dueman - Mar 1, 2014 at 12:34 AM

      Because the rules say that it can’t be reviewed unfortunately….

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Mar 1, 2014 at 2:17 AM

        Goal reviews and the shootout are going to take a pummelling at the next joint Bettman-Fehr lawyerfest….or whatever they call those things they force NY and Toronto to host every few years.

  6. dueman - Mar 1, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    The league has to make every goal able to be reviewed, because this is happening far too often. If the NFL can review every scoring play, so can the NHL. They have to do this to protect the integrity of the game.

  7. jazz11001 - Mar 1, 2014 at 12:48 AM

    This call isn’t even close. Thank god they got the win….

  8. gwood83 - Mar 1, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    Wings used to get no-calls like this regularly when holmstrom was still playing. Very frustrating.

  9. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Mar 1, 2014 at 2:15 AM

    I believe they call that…uh…umm….

  10. 7mantel - Mar 1, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    At first I thought it was called no goal because the player interfered with the goalie aka Sean Avery / Marty Brodeur . But after watching again it was goal .

  11. phillyfan11 - Mar 1, 2014 at 10:47 AM

    That’s just an awful call.

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