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Video: Tyutin avoids penalty during Sutter’s breakaway

Apr 16, 2014, 9:22 PM EDT

When things are fast and furious, an NHL official’s job gets that much tougher. Plenty of observers were split on a play during the second period of Game 1 between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins, as there was no call during a sequence in which Fedor Tyutin defended Brandon Sutter.

Plenty of people believe that Tyutin deserved an obstruction penalty or that Sutter should have received a penalty shot opportunity following that exchange.

Ultimately, nothing was called, but that doesn’t mean the debate is over. Decide for yourself if the officials got it right on Wednesday night:

  1. 7mantel - Apr 16, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    lol ! Jim You love to stir the pot !

  2. killerpgh - Apr 16, 2014 at 9:31 PM

    How can this be? I thought the Penguins gets every call. Crosby better call Uncle Gary and get this corrected ASAP!

    • killerpgh - Apr 16, 2014 at 9:47 PM

      But seriously. I’m not sure how there wasn’t a penalty called on someone there. Not your usual incidental contact play with a goalie. To me if the ref didn’t feel the BJ’s player hooked/interfered with Sutter than he has to feel that Sutter ran the goalie. And with the face-off going outside the zone the ref had to of felt Sutter put himself into Bob. Can’t see how the ref felt no penalty all around was the right call. Especially since they have been calling this game pretty tight.

      • shannysux - Apr 16, 2014 at 11:45 PM

        there was an angle i saw where it looked like he got sutters stick first, while the other you could see he hit only leg. if the refs angle made it look like stick then i can understand the no-call.

  3. buckeye044 - Apr 16, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    didnt take Letang long to get back to his cheapshot ways

    • hockey412 - Apr 17, 2014 at 8:33 AM

      what are you talking about? Jenner’s soap-opera like acting? Please…he bought a penalty, that’s IT.

  4. no - Apr 16, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    yeah i think the pens can afford to get one missed call. they’re still +87 on the season for bs penalties for/against

  5. timmyp716 - Apr 16, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    No call = The right call

  6. csilojohnson - Apr 16, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    Im guessing a high volume of people from Ohio made pht accounts tonight….

  7. penguins87and71 - Apr 16, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    Refs sucked in this game.

  8. hockeyflow33 - Apr 16, 2014 at 11:14 PM

    The ref is in position and had a better view than anyone else, as well as a feel for the game.

  9. dan46778 - Apr 16, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    Right call the contact was stick on stick

    • miketoasty - Apr 17, 2014 at 10:58 AM

      Contact was Sutter’s hand, doesn’t matter Pens won. Still a bad call:

  10. stakex - Apr 16, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    This isn’t debatable. Its not a penalty to list another players stick… even if that player falls down as a result.

    On a related note, why doesn’t Pierre McGuire just wear a Penguins jersey for the broadcast? Its blatantly obvious who he is rooting for…

    • stakex - Apr 16, 2014 at 11:37 PM


      • shannysux - Apr 16, 2014 at 11:46 PM

        ah, it looks like stick, bu tanother angle you can see it was just leg, but yeah if the ref thought he saw stick too obviously he wouldnt call it

    • hockey412 - Apr 17, 2014 at 8:34 AM

      Clearly it’s debatable – take a look above your post. Those are people, debating. I debate your non-debatable comment.

    • bgrillz - Apr 17, 2014 at 9:03 AM

      Pee air was running his mouth all night about the defense, how terrible Letang was, and trying to keep the Fleury is shaky thing going. So how is he wearing a Pens sweater?

  11. comeonnowguys - Apr 17, 2014 at 11:16 AM

    30 second pre-roll ad for basically a minute video clip. Need something sharp for my eyes.

  12. kmkamins - Apr 17, 2014 at 12:10 PM

    that’s a penalty.
    semi-can-opener move… he uses sutter’s thigh for leverage to lift/hood the stick (see sutter’s right leg buckle after the stick is wedged in there.) that is why sutter runs into goalie.
    if ref had privilege of replay I’m sure he would have made correct call. play happened fast… he missed it. normally, I would say that a penalty shot is called for in this case… he had clear path to net and did not get off a shot. I’m glad it did not influence outcome of game.
    I did like the ref calling the obstruction penalties early to set the tone.

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