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Video: Blackhawks’ goalie Crawford pushes net up on Bruins goal

Mar 27, 2014, 9:45 PM EDT

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Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, either by accident or by design, pushed the net up from the back on what looked to be sure Boston Bruins goal in the third period of Thursday’s game.

Nice try. Didn’t work.

Crawford got caught on a giveaway after he played the puck behind the net. As Bruins’ center Patrice Bergeron was about to shoot into a wide open net, Crawford pushed the net up from the back, causing the puck not to hit the mesh but to go out the other side.

The referee closest to the play immediately waved it off. However, upon review, the call on the ice was overturned. It was Boston’s second goal in 13 seconds in the third period, as they defeated the defending Stanley Cup champions by a final of 3-0.

From the NHL’s Situation Room Blog:

At 5:41 of the third period in the Chicago Blackhawks/Boston Bruins game, the Situation Room initiated video review after the puck entered the Chicago net. The Situation Room supported the referees’ group decision on the ice that the net remained in its proper place when Patrice Bergeron’s shot crossed the goal line. Initially, the referee closest to the net had waved off the goal, but after consulting with the other officials, the referees’ group decision was a good goal. Video review supported that group decision. According to Rule 78.4 “The goal frame shall be considered in its proper position when at least a portion of the flexible peg(s) are still inside both the goal post and the hole in the ice”. Good goal Boston.

  1. jhaegs - Mar 27, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    Take that shizz to the KHL, Crow… 😉

    • hammerhead5573 - Mar 27, 2014 at 10:05 PM

      Wow, she arrives. I along with others were curious of your thoughts after the Hawks kicked the crap out of your Blues recently, but naturally you were no-where to be found. And as a predictable as the sun rising, you are here after a Hawk loss. You are an embarrassment to good Blues fans, princess.

    • jhaegs - Mar 27, 2014 at 11:10 PM

      Are you kidding me? I made a joke about Crawford pushing the net. Did I talk about the Hawks? Did I talk about the Blues? YOU are the princess here. I guess you missed me while I was out of town… My bad, I’ll check in more often for you.

      Now that you mention it, Blues are STILL on top of the standings and STILL beat your Hawks 3 times so far. Let me guess, “Blah blah blah, Stanley Cup, blah blah blah, Kane, blah blah blah, Mike Ditka”.

      Get some thicker skin, you sound like…. well… a Blackhawks fan.

      • hammerhead5573 - Mar 28, 2014 at 7:28 AM

        Umm talking about thicker skin princess? Please tell me when did I EVER, EVER mention Stanley Cup or Ditka or how I saw people in Kane jerseys crying or how your boyfriends were going to beat up Hawks fans? See those are all things you previously mentioned because of an inferiority complex, I never did. As is obvious, I have a memory for people who post stupid things then when called out on it, say even dumber things to try and cover for it. Ya know kind of like you do.

    • jhaegs - Mar 27, 2014 at 11:22 PM

      Also, I’ll be out of town next Thursday-Monday. Should you not see me on here, please don’t worry this time- I’ll be back…

    • comeonnowguys - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:33 AM

      It’s the fact you are there like clockwork the morning after a Blackhawk loss. You can set a watch to it.

      And you were MIA when the Hawks actually played to their potential and curb stomped the St. Louis Savior in net.

      Wasn’t a shootout. Wasn’t a last second TO that led to 2 on 1. This was the Hawks that kept you away last year.

      Anything can happen in the playoffs. Nothing Is Guaranteed. Except perhaps my guarantee that should the Blues lose early, there will be vapor trails where jhaegs once was.

      Don’t dish it out if you can’t take it.

      • jhaegs - Mar 28, 2014 at 12:14 PM

        You missed me too??? Jeeze guys, I feel so loved!

      • jhaegs - Mar 28, 2014 at 12:19 PM

        Also, what’s worse:

        Playing a horrible game like the Blues did and getting beat 4-0…


        Having a 2 goal lead THREE different times, and still managing to lose…

        Blues still on top. Still up 3-1 in the series. Let me know if you guys want some tips on how to beat the Bruins.

      • hammerhead5573 - Mar 28, 2014 at 12:51 PM

        Well, simply stated I would say being beaten 4-0 because even as you stated they looked horrible. At least the Hawks were competitive in the 1st 3 games. Weird how you saw that game but didn’t comment on it. Didn’t you say you have the app which is available on any device. Never mind I know the answer. Yes, please tell is how to beat the Bruins, Hawks fans have no idea how that works. Let us know when you need advice on how to get out of 1st round of playoffs.

      • comeonnowguys - Mar 28, 2014 at 3:43 PM

        Let me know if you want some tips on how to celebrate your favorite team winning the Stanley Cup.

        Not that you’ll be needing it for a long while.

  2. terrier92 - Mar 27, 2014 at 9:53 PM

    To all you Bruin bashers who constantly whine about dirty Bruins look at stat line from tonites game . Three total penalties in an intense game.

    • hammerhead5573 - Mar 27, 2014 at 10:09 PM

      Terrier, I suspect you are not referring to Hawks fans. I am a Hawks fan and I watched the entire game, the Bruins handed it to them from about the 5 min Mark of 1st period on. The Bruins will absolutely be the representatives from the East. Nothing is a gimme but they are pretty close to it.

    • Moop - Mar 27, 2014 at 10:21 PM

      You only get the ridiculousness seen in the Bruins/Habs game the other night when the Bruins and Habs play. If you put the Bruins up against a team like the Blackhawks and it’s just good hockey. When they play the Canadiens, it turns into a circus of nonsense penalties on both sides and players trying to goad each other into taking penalties.

    • hockey412 - Mar 28, 2014 at 8:11 AM

      Terrier, that’s like saying ‘to all you who think this convicted felon steals cars, look at that – he’s not currently stealing cars’….

      Congrats on playing a clean game, didn’t watch it but I hear they were impressive. They played clean throughout the ECF last year, too. But it does not negate the dirty play from the other 70 games, sorry.

      • ironyisadeadscene - Mar 28, 2014 at 9:37 AM

        Dude, your team lost last year… dominated…get over it and stop whining about it.

      • hockey412 - Mar 28, 2014 at 10:06 AM

        Yeah, that’s kind of the only reason I brought up the ECF, preemptively, so no one would respond with the same ol’ crap…I guess that doesn’t work on some people. Nice win for the Bruins, either way.

      • terrier92 - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:20 AM

        Hockey412 I go to all Bruins games. While I agree they are not perfect the Bruins are far from a thug team. They play hard and for the most part play a straight up game. Bruins played the Blues twice this year. Blues play similar style, Hard forecheck and tough on boards. Both games low penalties, no BS just good games. Same with Kings, Ducks, Flyer, Rangers etc. Drama with Bruins only occurs with certain teams see Cunucks, Habs and Pens. Funny Bruins last tough 7 games series in recent years to Caps, Flyers and Canes. Lost tough series to Hawks in Finals. I can tell you majority of Bruins fans hold no annonomosity to any of these teams. They played tough series and won fair and square. With Habs, Penns and Cunucks the bad taste lingers because of the way these teams comport themselves. Bruins are a great 5 on 5 team and don’t benefit from odd man situations.

      • hockey412 - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:34 AM

        Terrier – honestly – while I appreciate your view on it, you (and a lot of fans on here) completely misinterpret my feelings on the Bruins. That’s why I said they played a great, clean ECF finals last year. I’ve repeated that sentiment over and over. My lack of respect for the Bruins has nothing to do with Pens. It seems a foreign concept, but I’ve seen one too many dirty plays defended by the organization. Minimalizing my view by saying “you’re just upset your team lost” is ok by me, as long as you don’t expect agreement.

      • bigt12789 - Mar 28, 2014 at 12:45 PM

        “But it does not negate the dirty play from the other 70 games, sorry.”
        So you didn’t catch the game last night but you’ve taken the time to watch the other 70 games this year? That is some kind of dedication from a Penguins fan. So I’m guessing you’ve been too busy to watch your boy James Neal play at all this year? Because I sure as hell wouldn’t call another team dirty while that clown was on my team.

      • hockey412 - Mar 28, 2014 at 1:27 PM

        I think James Neal would be a perfect fit for Boston. James Neal is also not supported by fans/Pens management. I’ve watched enough Boston games over the past 3 years to formulate my opinion – and there are more people than me that think little of Boston’s integrity. Argue it all you want, as long as you understand that by putting question marks in your respose, you’re asking for a response. I don’t like James Neal any more than I like Boston’s ‘finest’. Why even argue?

  3. pastabelly - Mar 27, 2014 at 10:08 PM

    Chicago didn’t seem to be mentally in the game. That was very strange.

  4. govtminion - Mar 27, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    I don’t get the impression he was trying to move the net intentionally, because it was so over the top obvious. But definitely the right call was made in awarding Bergeron a goal there.

    • thesportsjudge - Mar 28, 2014 at 9:42 AM

      I don’t believe he was trying to do that, either. I think he was just trying to get around the corner and in position to TRY and make a save. Watch his left hand in the video. Instincts.

  5. jpat2424 - Mar 27, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    Best save of the night. Ohhhh wait. Go hawks.

  6. terrier92 - Mar 27, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    No not Hawks fans. We in Boston have nothing but respect for hawks and their fans I was at game 6 disappointed yet Hawks earned it Hats off to them. My comment was directed at Habs winers . Frankly I no longer enjoy going to Bruins Habs games sick of the slimy Hab bs Every game is a dramafest . Hope Tampa kicks the crap out of them in round one

    • sixchr - Mar 27, 2014 at 10:31 PM

      As a Bruins fan, I can’t agree with you more. Give me more Bruins/Blackhawks, it’s phenomenal hockey.

    • drewsylvania - Mar 27, 2014 at 10:42 PM

      Exactly. The Habs have to clown up good hockey every time they play the B’s because they know they can’t compete otherwise.

    • govtminion - Mar 28, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      Couldn’t agree more, at least about the Hawks part. The thing that was so great about that series was that both teams just played a gritty six games, without a lot of extra crap. There wasn’t a lot of off-the-ice jabbering at each other the way the Bruins/Canucks series two years earlier was, no incidents like Burrows biting Bergeron or the Aaron Rome hit on Horton to cause controversy- just two great teams smashing into each other until only one remained. Even though my team lost, I loved that series and I would LOVE to see them meet again this June.

      Even the Chicago fans were great- other than the usual handful of idiots on here, most of them were respectful, avoided taunting, just seemed to be enjoying it as much as I was. There’s not a lot of fan bases I’d be as happy to face in the finals again as much as Hawks fans. Let’s hope we get the chance again.

  7. slaugin - Mar 27, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    It’s amazing how much I hate Vancouver even tho we beat them in the Finals Vs. how much I respect the Hawks and they beat us in heartbreaking fashion

    • broadstreetsbaddest88 - Mar 28, 2014 at 1:25 AM

      I have to agree with you and I’m a flyers fan and had to experience them beating us on home ice. I got respect for the hawks and have no ill will towards them. The most dominating team I’ve seen in a long time. They control the game so effortlessly it’s amazing. Same with the bruins to. I love the way them two teams are built. I hate the bruins when we play them but respect them cause the style they play is just like the flyers. I root for them if the flyers are out. The hawks look disinterested lately. They need to get it together which I think they’ll have no problem doin it. I think it’s gonna be a rematch again this year between them and it’ll be fun as hell to watch again like last years cup was. I have faith in the ducks or sharks I don’t see them doin much. Hawks gotta get past the blues and kings which they got the skills and experience to do so if they turn it on. The bruins can compete and beat any team on the east I think.

      • broadstreetsbaddest88 - Mar 28, 2014 at 1:34 AM

        * I have No faith in the sharks or ducks. I don’t see why everyone thought they are gonna win the cup this year. They’re not built for the playoffs like the bruins and hawks are. Not enough depth on the ducks especially and the sharks don’t play that rough style of play to grind it out in the playoffs.

      • terrier92 - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:26 AM

        In 2010 when Flyers beat Bruins they deserved it. They played hard and while Bruins were up 3 0 it was a bit misleading as they won a couple in ot and were really banged up. Game 7 was tough as they did have 3 0 lead yet Flyers were playing good and just kept to game plan. Trust me while disappointed in loss no one left that building that night thinking better team had lost. Flyers deserved that series and better team won. Nothing like a game 7 in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Tremendous drama.

  8. slaugin - Mar 27, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    BHawks def look like a different team without Kane, and Duncan Keith should prob win the Norris. He’s pretty damn good in his own zone

  9. patfanken - Mar 27, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    On the comment that there were only 3 penalties in a very intense and hard hitting game: That’s because the two teams on the ice tonight don’t dive, flop, or try to permanently injure opposing players. It was a great match up with the Hawks. Its ALWAYS a good match up with them. When hockey is played the right way, its a pleasure to watch regardless of the results.

    • jhaegs - Mar 27, 2014 at 11:34 PM

      You know the BOSTON BRUINS were in this game, right?

    • jhaegs - Mar 28, 2014 at 3:17 AM

    • jhaegs - Mar 28, 2014 at 3:18 AM

      • scalfor3 - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:01 AM

        You know you could make a video like that for any team in the league, right? Bruins do occasionally take a dive, just like every team in the league, but far less than certain other teams that make it part of their game. I’ll let you take a wild guess who I’m referring to.

        Also that video was made by a butthurt Vancouver fan, which is the height of irony.

      • jhaegs - Mar 28, 2014 at 12:24 PM

        You actually couldn’t make a video like that for any team. Why? Because every team in the league doesn’t dive like this. What’s worse, is that they LOVE to flop in the playoffs. It’s a freaking disgrace…

  10. joey4id - Mar 28, 2014 at 6:09 AM

    I surprised to see all the praise for these 2 teams from fans who appreciated a great hockey game with only 3 penalties, and no fights. Impressive.

  11. imgoingtowichita - Mar 28, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Joseph, why such bewilderment? Can we in the pro-fighting ‘corner’ not enjoy a game that doesn’t have the non-essential staged fight?

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