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‘It was offside and they missed the call,’ says Wild’s Suter of Avs’ tying goal

Apr 27, 2014, 1:12 AM EDT

The most critical play in Saturday’s highly entertaining game between the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild may have been a missed call. And it could change the entire complexion of this first-round series.

The Avalanche scored the game-tying goal with 1:14 remaining in regulation time, then won it on Nathan MacKinnon‘s first ever Stanley Cup playoff goal to take a 3-2 series lead.

P.A. Parenteau’s tying goal, however, is brewing a massive controversy over a potential missed offside call as the Avalanche were entering the offensive zone. From the photo below, you be the judge. Now, the play at the blue line is not subject to a video review, as per the league.

The Wild weren’t happy about the call, or missed call, afterward.

“It was offside and they missed the call. It’s a damn shame,” said Wild defenseman Ryan Suter, as per Chad Graff of the Pioneer Press.

“Something about it didn’t feel right. It felt like they had too much of a step on the play,” added Zach Parise, as per Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

155 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. avfanforlife - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:15 AM

    Several bad calls both ways. Quite a few this post season across the board. Great game and hopefully the AV’s close it out Monday in Minn….

    • mp1131211 - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:18 AM

      both ways? What did the refs miss for the Avs?

      • drdoomkaiser - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:05 AM

        They missed the wild breaking the makinnons stick and tripping him

      • mp1131211 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:12 AM

        When was that? I missed it too. Apparently the announcers too. Probably the cameras, also.

      • h3ndricks - Apr 27, 2014 at 7:21 AM

        They missed Mackinnons stick being broke in half and when Minnesota has two many men on the ice during a Colorado power play. I was watching on NBC sports and the announcers commented on both and how they were missed calls.

      • mwolter1983 - Apr 27, 2014 at 7:30 AM

        How about the missed major on your boy Cooke? Got suspended for 7 games but only got a minor. There’s your miss idiot. One thing that wasn’t missed during the game though? MacKinnon sniping the winner into the net making the series 3-2 AVS. Don’t be mad bro.

      • drdoomkaiser - Apr 27, 2014 at 9:51 AM

        You must’ve been watching a different game because the announcers said they missed those calls after it had happened…..

      • ninosuperfanmnwild22 - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:33 AM

        I missed the broken stick too as they didn’t show it or comment on it but is that it? Cuz I only then count 1 missed call not several. When I can count 6 without trying missed calls against the Avs. Everyone is soooo up in arms about the Matt Cooke hit yet when Bordeleau attempted the exact same hit in Game 4 against Spurgeon, Av fans did their best ref impressions and totally ignored it. If you want to call Matt Cooke cheap then what is Bordeleau for running down Spurgeon!?

      • wildfan4513 - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:42 AM

        You have got to be kidding me! Calls missed both ways? You must have been watching a different game. The offsides in terrible, but then the hold on Coyle is absolutley ridiculous. That was the definition of holding. It would have been an easy tap in goal and a win for the wild. Yes there may have been a few questionable calls against the Avs, but it didn’t cost them the game. Overall a terrible reffed game. How much do you think Roy payed the refs? These bad things going against the wild, will quickly turn around and bite the Avs. #fighttotheend

      • cnconner - Apr 27, 2014 at 6:13 PM

        In game 5, a trip on O’Reilly in the 1st, a bad call on Landeskog in the 3rd. Then multiple slashes and interferences on MacKinnon. And that’s just game 5

      • mp1131211 - Apr 27, 2014 at 6:21 PM

        Please…. the reason it wasn’t called is because they weren’t penalties. Anything non-called in the first has no comparison to a non-call on an empty netter breakaway in the last minute. Take your Homer goggles off and just admit that the Avs are up BECAUSE of the calls, not because they are better.

      • drdoomkaiser - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:34 PM

        The Avalanche won because they played harder last night, yeah they messed up on the calls in the final minute but that doesn’t mean the wild couldn’t of scored in OT. To be frank, the wild choked when it mattered most and you can’t accept it.

      • mp1131211 - Apr 28, 2014 at 2:02 PM

        haha… OK. The Wild outplayed the Avs because the Avs could not catch up from 3-2 without poor officiating. THAT is what YOU can’t accept.

      • searva - Apr 28, 2014 at 2:22 AM

        how about heatley slashing Hejda’s stick right before the first goal… I guess it should have been 2-2 going into OT for The Kid to seal it.


      • searva - Apr 28, 2014 at 2:43 AM

        also half the calls that you guys claim were missed like landy holding koivu’s stick and McLeod hitting Moulson by the bench were going both ways. video below

        Koivu slams Landeskog’s head into the ice (both head off for roughing) Also you guys talk about Landy punching Koivu in the back of the head? It was only in the back because Koivu punched Landeskog in the face and then ran to the bench.

        McLeod hits Moulson (arguably late) right after Coyle tackles him after Coyle gets laid out by Hejda and made to look like a fool. He didn’t even jump the right guy…

      • mp1131211 - Apr 28, 2014 at 2:07 PM

        Way to link to a video that doesn’t exist. Exactly. And regarding your Heatley slash, I seriously have no idea what game that is from, when it was from, or if that was really right prior to the goal. I think you’re full of BS. Like how big foot sightings are always contestable from the video evidence. Show something that is 1) a working link and 2) more than a 4 second GIF that shows which game and time and context.

    • mp1131211 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:02 AM

      Notice that no one has answered this……..

      • strictlythedanks - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:05 AM

        There werent missed calls on the avs. they recieved many gift calls where they should have been the ones with the penalties. Props to them for capitilaizing, but there should be some consequences for the attrocious officiating

    • c9castine - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:44 PM

      yeah there has been but this along with the missed holding call are pretty inexcusable and a bit of a larger mistake than most.

  2. bmscalise - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    Egregious and inexcusable. And it still isn’t as egregious as the Danny Briere goal that that was 3 ft. offsides that turned the Pens-Flyers series in 2012.

    I guess what I’m saying is – yes, given how generally incompetent NHL officiating is – video review or a coach’s challenge would be a good idea.

    • endusersolutions2013 - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:49 AM

      And what stands out o me is that at around the 53 second mark, you see two officials with a CLEAR view.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:18 AM

      Briere was clearly offsides but the way Fleury played in that series there’s no way you can say for sure it would’ve gone the other way. The Flyers scored more than enough goals to win the series and it wasn’t in the closing minutes of a 2-2 series.

      This was way worse. Refs let a blatant holding go that prevented a Minny empty net goal that would’ve sealed the game (and a 3-2 lead). Then they somehow don’t see an even clearer offsides. I understand a ref doesn’t wanna blow a play dead in the waning moments, and prevent a scoring chance, but then it flips the other way when they allow it. Colorado got a gift straight from the league.

      • strictlythedanks - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:22 AM

        exactly and al this ontop of a gamefull of bs penalties against the wild…..Landeskog even got away with pushing the ref, twice. NHL should be ashamed

    • titansrbeast - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:38 AM


    • avfan970 - Apr 27, 2014 at 12:52 PM

      One minute, Wild fans are criticizing Av fans for “crying” and “whining” about Cooke’s play on Barrie (he was just “finishing his check” with his knee). Now, Wild fans (and players) are whining about missed calls, as if refs never miss close calls. The Wild’s penalty kill has been great, but they seem to panic in 6 on 5 at crunch time, including at the end of Game 4. In any event, the Wild were outplayed last night. They almost snuck away with a win, but didn’t, and still have two chances to prove they are the better team in this series. Duchene will be a welcome addition for us if he gets back.

    • guitarisgood4u - Apr 27, 2014 at 5:38 PM

      This video pretty much sums the rest of the game up, and it’s hilarious.

      • strictlythedanks - Apr 27, 2014 at 6:51 PM

        wow great vid, should have known it was the same horrible ref

      • guitarisgood4u - Apr 27, 2014 at 7:03 PM

        I know, I thought, ‘why am I not surprised’
        It would be much better for showing those who didn’t see the game if it had videos instead of just still pictures, so you had to see the game to know what he’s talking about, but good video nonetheless.

      • 2qswing - Apr 28, 2014 at 8:58 AM

        I have no idea how long it took you to do that vid but it was awesome…thanks

      • guitarisgood4u - Apr 28, 2014 at 3:07 PM

        lol, I didn’t make this.

  3. dbfan4ever - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:18 AM

    I don’t feel sorry for the Wild it is not like they haven’t benefited from some bad calls! Besides that only tied the game it didn’t win the game they still had a chance to win the game in OT!

    • mp1131211 - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:19 AM

      Like what bad calls did the Wild benefit from?

      • avscup - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:33 AM

        Christ you are a whiney moron. How about the 5 minute intent to injure on Cooke? That might have changed everything. Did you hear any whining at all from any Avs fan or player? None at all.

        MN Whine!

      • guitarisgood4u - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:38 AM

        Roy “whined” about it in his press conference.

      • mp1131211 - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:42 AM

        Yeah, 150+ comments of whine multiple times. And sorry, Avs PP sucks this series. Wouldn’t have made a dif at all. PLUS, it was 2nd P. This was last minute of the game. Totally different.

      • strictlythedanks - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:08 AM

        avs cup lives a sad life, we all feel sorry for your troubles

      • smangold4 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:23 AM

        Uhh, a power play with four minutes left because of an ice shower. Are you kidding me? I know you’ll argue for it, but come on, you don’t call that there.

      • mp1131211 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:24 AM

        Why not? Landiskog was pushing the envelope all game and mouthing off. It was a message to him from the ref and it wasn’t without merit. Good call.

      • smangold4 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:32 AM

        You are such a homer if you truly believe that. BTW pushing the envelope and mouthing off is what you do in the playoffs, so don’t use that as your evidence.

      • mp1131211 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:34 AM

        it’s not evidence (you probably need to look that word up). It’s reason why the refs called an ‘unsportsmanlike.’ That’s what the call is for- making a player quit acting like a punk.

      • smangold4 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:34 AM

        I guess you wouldn’t know, seeing as the Wild aren’t there much, and seldom win when they are there.

      • smangold4 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:36 AM

        Typically, evidence is what you need to accuse someone of something, say, and unsportsmanlike penalty.

        And tell me more about punks. You have COOKE on your team.

      • smangold4 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:37 AM

        Look have fun complaining, but it’s 3-2. See ya monday.

      • mp1131211 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:41 AM

        Uh, its an internet forum. We’re never going to see each other. My hope is that the NHL gets wind of how upset people are over this and let the refs know that they need to get better. If your team lost because of two missed calls in a row, you’d be upset, too.

      • slickvb82 - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:20 AM

        F YOU AVSCUP!!

      • danoj14 - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:44 AM

        Avs fan here, but Wild fans have a legit reason to be upset with officiating. It’s been brutal. I’m happy about it, but if the shoe were on the other foot we’d be upset too. Game 1 we got away with Johnson taking the net off and now the obvious missed offsides call last night. Hope we win, but Wild have certainly outplayed Avs and deserve it more. Varlamov’s been the difference.

      • alfredosauce19 - Apr 28, 2014 at 12:22 AM

        avsnutcupguzzler is official team fluffer

      • searva - Apr 28, 2014 at 2:25 AM

        How about this little number right before the 1st goal. Heatley slashes Hejda’s stick breaking it. Bad calls both ways get over it. Time to move on to the next game.

  4. dbfan4ever - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:22 AM

    I don’t want to hear any crap from Wild fans yeah the refs missed a call but it is not as though the AVS took out one of your best players! One bad break deserves another!

  5. lordfletcher - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:23 AM

    Stastny was offsides twice tonight is what’s the kicker.

    Is what it is but an incredibly tough pill to swallow… Unless your name is avscups and then you can pretty much swallow about anything

    • mp1131211 - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:26 AM


    • avscup - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:34 AM

      Just swallowed another victory beer. You? Perhaps a load of whine?

      • 19to77 - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:42 AM

        Speaking as someone who’s been an Avs fan for years instead of minutes, you sure chirp a lot for a guy who just started posting tonight.

      • mp1131211 - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:44 AM

        Keep drinking. I’ll bet you can’t slam another two before we’re done here. Try. I dare you.

      • slickvb82 - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:18 AM

        F YOU AVSCUP! I want to bytchslap you so bad

      • avscup - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:50 PM

        I’d love to get together and let you try!

      • slickvb82 - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:42 PM

        anytime my friend, Ill even come out to Colorado and save you the inconvenience of getting your arse kicked in MN and having to travel home

      • avscup - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:50 PM

        Come on out tough guy. I’ll be back there early August if you can’t afford to drive your rusty Buick century.

      • slickvb82 - Apr 28, 2014 at 12:06 AM

        I’m happy to oblige my email, phone #, address….anything you want if you’re coming this way. haha and I’m not sure how you think a reference to my vehicle is a diss, but hey, just another example of why you’re a punk.

      • avscup - Apr 28, 2014 at 9:10 AM

        Pretty funny. But hey, ur so bad right? Mr. Keyboard tough!

      • tved12 - Apr 28, 2014 at 1:23 PM

        You two both sound like idiots. Let me get in on it too;

        My dad could beat up both of your dad’s!

    • strictlythedanks - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:10 AM

      haha get em’ fletcher…..All the real hockey fans see that avs cup is a major jabroni

    • mrb0820 - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:59 PM

      lmao agreed! the referees and linesman should be subject to fines and suspensions just like the players! that was the most blatantly one sided officiating I have ever seen! I’d be so proud to be an Av fan and have the officials win the cup for you! do they put the officials name on the cup too??

  6. mjasper24 - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:24 AM

    dbfan4ever site the bad calls that have benefited the wild.

  7. guitarisgood4u - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:24 AM

    This is twice the Wild have gotten hosed on calls surrounding an empty net.
    Game one was a little more debatable, as knocking the net off is not always a penalty, but it really sucks to think that if they were both called in Minnesota’s favor this series would be over. Wild 4-1.

    Yes there have definitely been bad calls on both sides, Cooke’s knee should have obviously been 5 and a game. Landy’s unsportsmanlike was callable, but weak. I’m sure there’s a few more Colorado fans could fill me in on.
    Insert massive list of BS calls in Colorado’s favor.

    • lordfletcher - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:30 AM

      Everyone agrees that the officiating has been very sub par.

      Everyone knows its up to both teams in how to overcome

      Sadly its dictated games

      Is what it is. Luckily, this wasn’t an elimination game. Best of luck in game 6, good night.

  8. mackattack29 - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:32 AM

    Haha minny fans complain more than any fan base I’ve ever heard of…

    • avscup - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:36 AM

      New age twitter twats. It didn’t used to be this way.

      • strictlythedanks - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:12 AM

        says the infant who no one respects

      • slickvb82 - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:15 AM

        F YOU AVSCUP!

      • avscup - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:51 PM

        Ouch. Internet tough guys make me laugh. Your soon rough!

    • jaythehelmetguy - Apr 27, 2014 at 4:12 AM

      Pittsburgh would like to have a word with you

    • detox2045 - Apr 27, 2014 at 4:46 AM

      Its unreal! Minny fans are the worst type of inbred clueless cocksuckers!

      • danoj14 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:42 PM

        Nice, stay classy Avs fans…

      • douglaswinn - Apr 27, 2014 at 6:32 PM

        Is there a reason you use the name detox? Near as I can tell you may have been drunk when you watched the game last night. Clueless on what subject? It sure can’t be hockey because Minnesota fans have forgotten more about hockey that you will ever know. I don’t usually comment on these sites because it reminds of kids throwing sand at each other in a sand box but I just couldn’t resist. Yea refs miss calls and sometimes they cost teams a game but to not make a call that was as obvious as the holding no call that may have lead to an open net goal and seal the game the officiating crew should be ashamed of themselves but more than that the Aves fans should be ashamed of themselves for ever believing that they won that game fair and square. All of that particular play aside, refs miss judgment calls and that can be considered a judgment call but to miss a blatant offsides call that a squirt ref wouldn’t miss is inexcusable. See you in game 6

    • tved12 - Apr 28, 2014 at 1:26 PM

      Coming from a guy who’s watched hockey since MacKinnon’s been in the league. You Avs fans are just too easy.

    • valoisvipers - Apr 29, 2014 at 2:26 PM

      I guess you haven’t heard Montreal whine.

  9. Jeff - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:50 AM

    I’ve read all the complaining that Wild should have closed out the game when the goalie was. Well, they were in the process of doing so WHEN A PLAYER WAS COMPLETELY HELD TRYING FOR THR EMPTY NET GOAL. That’s all people are upset about, no fair shake, no equality to decide the game.

    • smangold4 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:29 AM

      Now that was a pretty terrible call, you shoulda had that emply netter.

      • strictlythedanks - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:38 AM

        so boom there it is you admit the game was taken from us….glad you can see from a real perspective

      • mrb0820 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:13 PM

        almost any other circumstance they would have awarded the goal to Coyle and the game would’ve been over. the offsides call?? questionable, debatable? Certainly. but its a judgement call and close enough to be forgiven. as the linesman didn’t have the benefit of slow or stop-motion. given the nature of the rest of the games officiating though, it is a bitter pill indeed! good luck Av fans Monday, you’ll need to bring your refs again to win this one!

  10. mackattack29 - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:53 AM


  11. gomybirdsgo - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:01 AM

    It was a bad call but it was close enough that I might have let it go at full speed as well. Looks to me like the Avs are the slightly better team anyway. Its been a fun series to watch so I guess I am routing for minn. so we get two more games.

    • douglaswinn - Apr 27, 2014 at 6:45 PM

      Oh really! The wild have double the Aves shots on goal and have doubled the scoring chances, the play has been in the Aves end 58% of the time, the Aves the better team, not by a long shot

      • avscup - Apr 28, 2014 at 11:51 AM

        Double. Where are you getting your info? Star and Trib, er Red Star? The shots are 126 for Avs/ 178 for MN. Avs have been outshot all year and where did they finish? 2nd in the conference and 3rd in the NHL. MN was a wild card!

  12. mbowler2003 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:09 AM

    AVS fans misunderstand, bad calls demean your own teams performance and mean that winner of this series will be the beneficiary of the bad calls not the better team. If this is the hockey you value then defend NHL officiating.

    • smangold4 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:19 AM

      No one remembers who got a call and who didn’t, you only remember the winners.

      • smangold4 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:27 AM

        Thumb me down but it’s not wrong.

      • mp1131211 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:32 AM

        I don’t think so. This is why no one likes Marchand. He gets away with murder. No one remembers his stats or anything that matters in terms of winning/losing. They only remember that he got away with cheating.

  13. smangold4 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:18 AM

    Bad calls unfortunately happen in hockey. I’m not sorry, and we’ll take it all day. If you guys want to whine, that’s fine, but game 6 is Monday and there’s now a chance it’s your last one of the year. I know Wild fans think that they will dominate again like in games 3 & 4, and it could happen. But the Avs have a good chance of getting Duchene back for game 6, and he changes the entire complexion of this young Avs squad.

  14. what da - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:21 AM

    Not a mn fan but that was BS. Shame on avs fans for defending this junk!

    • smangold4 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:26 AM

      It was a missed offside yeah, but do you expect Statsny to go the ref and have him disallow the goal?

      • strictlythedanks - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:35 AM

        Hes talking about the fans, such as avscup, who show they have no class and knowledge of the game by acting as if the wild didnt just have a win stolen from them.

    • labfan30 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:24 PM

      REALLY? What is there to defend exactly? The refs missed one call on a key offsides. They missed Makinnon getting his stick broke on a clear slash. The game one whining is a joke. It’s NEVER a penalty of your momentum takes you into the net and knocks it off. It’s a penalty when you intentionally knock it off.

      As for the offside call? It sucks. It really, really sucks. Just like not playing with an all star sucks and not playing with a major defensive player because of a cheap shot sucks.

      This is the playoffs. You aren’t winning single series without adversity, much less winning the Cup. The Wild still may win this series, they’ve been the better team through many parts of it. Yet to pretend the refs have decided this series is ridiculous and the Wild fans know it. I’m going to guess that if the Wild win game six because of a blown call they won’t be coming on the boards and ripping the refs. They’ll say “it evened out” “it was karma” or “we deserved it, we’ve been the better team” Just like the Avs fans are saying they were screwed with Cooke (they were) or other missed calls.

      People need to get over it.

    • avscup - Apr 28, 2014 at 11:55 AM

      Says strictlythedanks who defended Cooke and his dirty ways. Grow up dude. You are a gutless, classless hockey dink wannabe. Probably a PeeWee allstar that was done playing when all the other boys grew big and mean.

      Hit the bong dude.

  15. guitarisgood4u - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:40 AM

    I just hope Bettman personally pimp slaps all of the officials from this game.

    • lordfletcher - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:53 AM

      Well thats asking a lot.

      How far is the moon?

      • guitarisgood4u - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:56 AM

        238,900 mi.
        – google

  16. phillyphanatic77 - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:04 AM

    When I was watching I was stunned at not only the offsides going uncalled but that clear holding that could’ve led to a Wild empty net goal. I like the Avs but Minnesota got absolutely robbed in what could be the series linchpin. Overall the refs have been pretty terrible this postseason (all over) and this was just egregious. I understand it’s a tough job but they should never impact a game like this.

    On another note, I am amazed at Mackinnon’s offensive capability. The kid skates and puck handles with such force it seems like he can’t be slowed down. I’d be really surprised if he didn’t reach 80+ points next season.

  17. slickvb82 - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:14 AM

    F the refs, F the Avs & F their fans!


    • detox2045 - Apr 27, 2014 at 4:39 AM

      Suck 40 steaming cocks you loser!

    • blackhawksdynasty - Apr 27, 2014 at 12:52 PM

      Looks like you could benefit from a vacation to Colorado – pass the bong, man….don’t Bogart it

    • avscup - Apr 28, 2014 at 11:56 AM

      boo frikin whoo, azzclown!

  18. socalavsfan - Apr 27, 2014 at 4:23 AM

    LOL at the pathetic wild fans with extremely short memory. (We understand, must be miserable being a fan of a team that has done NOTHING) but I digress. Here’s a short history lesson.

    Game 2: PAP : scores EN to salt away win. Is called offsides when it clearly was not per everyone. Wild score right after making it a 1 goal game.

    Game 3: A tie game with MIN momentum. Cooke knees Barrie. Ref calls a MINOR penalty on something that netted a 7 game suspension. A 5 min major could have easily resulted in the first goal but at minimum would have changed the game momentum. Not to mention Barrie out for season.

    Game 3: Tie game with 2 min to go. Puck shot clearly over class by MIN. Again no dispute it should have been a penalty. Yet somehow it’s not called. Avs still apply heavy pressure, should have had PP that would’ve sealed it. No call and minny wins in OT.

    Game 5: 4 min left Landy called for unsportsmanlike. Would have been a fringe call IF the goalie had the puck. Replays clearly show Landy move at full speed until puck covered at which point he hits the breaks instead of bowling into the goalie. Again, loose puck – no way is that a penalty. Even secured it shouldn’t b called in that situation but it was loose.

    Just the first 4 to come to mind that are undisputed and either couldve or did have a direct outcome in the games. But nah pro Avs refs right?

    • mackattack29 - Apr 27, 2014 at 7:17 AM

      Exactly. It doesn’t matter what we say tho. Minny fans will complain away.. All the way until their team is golfing haha.

    • strictlythedanks - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:32 PM

      what games have u been watching? Landecocks litetrally got away with murder last night and shoved the ref twice on camera, no penalty. blind mofo

      • avscup - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:48 PM

        Murder? Dude, you take this way to seriously. Get a life. Maybe sell your rusted out ford fiesta and buy a decent car. Move out of your parents basement in south Minneapolis and move out to the suburbs. Quit hanging out at MOA and get a real job. Super America is no future. I know you’ll miss the dognuts but they really are not very good for your fat, lazy, mullet wearing sorry zzz.

        I know hockey is all you’ve got and the season is nearing an end but don’t fret. The Mosquitos will be hatching soon and you can go roller blading around Lake of the Isles with your Bff!

    • purpleguy - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:35 PM

      The magnitude of those calls aren’t even close. They thing to look at is what non-homers are saying on the networks — all of whom say the Wild got jobbed. Whatever, the Avs took advantage of the overtime when the Wild could have as well. Like Yeo said, time to move on to game 6.

  19. socalavsfan - Apr 27, 2014 at 4:32 AM

    Regarding the offsides here is from the official NHL rule book.

    Just for clarification, let’s check the NHL rulebook for what constitutes offsides:

    The position of the player’s skates and not that of his stick shall be the determining factor in all instances in deciding an off-side. A player is off-side when both skates are completely over the leadingedge of the blue line involved in the play.

    A player is on-side when either of his skates are in contact with, or on his own side of the line, at the instant the puck completely crosses the leadingedge of the blueline regardless of the position of his stick.

    However, a player actually controlling the puck who shall cross the line ahead of the puck shall not be considered “off-side,” provided he had possession and control of the puck prior to his skates crossing the blue line.

    i.e: The skate doesn’t have to touch the ice if it’s behind the blueline (and it clearly is), just be behind the line. According to official NHL rules, that’s clearly an onside play.

    Per the language the play is onside. May not be what many consider to be the rule but that is it in black and white.
    Thanks to Jibble for pulling the rule

    • sabatimus - Apr 27, 2014 at 6:53 AM

      Thank you for posting this. I just looked it up to confirm my suspicions about the play. The play was onside. I didn’t watch a lot of the game, but the worst call I saw was the utterly obvious hold that prevented the Wild from the empty-netter.

    • mackattack29 - Apr 27, 2014 at 7:19 AM

      Great work. Now all wild fans read this. Take a deep breath.. and say.. “we were wrong..”

      • edinatherealhockeytownusa - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:55 AM

        Macattack, do you even know what a nordique is?

    • joey4id - Apr 27, 2014 at 8:53 AM

      Good job! Cannot dispute the facts, and we have to give kudos to the linesman who made an awesome call.

      Rule 83.1 was enforced as written.

      • aqb1012 - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:10 AM

        how about rule 54.1? Cannot dispute facts right?

      • joey4id - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:26 AM

        Right. Same as 55.1.

    • idonthavethebloodyoucrave - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:16 AM

      Facts are pesky things.

    • douglaswinn - Apr 27, 2014 at 8:17 PM

      Really! The rule is specific about offsides, the player moving into the offensive zone must have at least the trailing skate on or out side the blue line ON THE ICE. Must have been your first game.

  20. h3ndricks - Apr 27, 2014 at 7:17 AM

    officiating has been bad on both sides, does no one remember game two one parenteau got a stick to the face in front of the Minnesota net late in the game and was bleeding (should have been a four minute penalty). Than his next shift he scored the empty net winner to seal the game, instead they whistled him offsides when clearly he was onsides. That could have changed the whole game but instead we didnt whine about it and put in another empty net. How about game three when Cooke knocked out Barries knee that should have been a 5 minute major and who knows how that could have turned the game considering it went into overtime 0-0. In game 5 alone Mackninnon had his stick slashed in half coming up ice on a rush and the ref was right there, also when we were on the power play Minnesota had too many men and no call (avs had it called on them earlier). Minnesota got lucky with two of their goals as the only reason they scored was likely due to Colorado having broken sticks on two of them and being down pretty much one person. And seriously that ridicolous call on Landeskog for unsportsmanlike conduct, are you kidding with four minutes to go? Seriously we could go back and forth on bad calls all series long but at the end of the day the Avs won and if you watch the play again anyways its just cause Stastny has his back skate up, if its touching the ice he is onside and no issue so what real advantage was it? Its not like he was a mile ahead. If wild fans and players think thats the reason they lost there in denial, maybe you should have taken advantage of the gift powerplay you were given with four minutes to go.

    • edinatherealhockeytownusa - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:45 AM

      I thought it was from PA’s tapon…

    • guitarisgood4u - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      Landy’s penalty was rather weak, even as a former goalie and Wild fan I say you don’t call that with 4 minutes left, but then he proceeded to shove the linesman, so he definitely deserved the unsportsmanlike.

  21. titansbro - Apr 27, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    That’s a pretty tough call to make in real time. It’s close in the screen shot so it’s pretty easy to miss that one in high speed. Tough though when you’re on the losing end of it though. This is where a replay system might help.

  22. gbatap - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Forget the offside, what about the inexcusable no call on the blattant interference that happened 5 seconds before to set up the offside.

    I can see that offside getting messed up because the linemans distorted view having to look around the player with the puck. Wrong place, wrong time. But that interference/holing/whatever you want to call it just has to be called.

    • joey4id - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:30 AM

      Non calls happen all the time. Cooke only rec’d a 2 minute minor for taking Barrie out with his knee. Blown call. Should have been 5 and a game. Happens to every team in every playoff since the inception of the league. Get over it.

  23. kart0073 - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:44 AM

    I think we are finally seeing the first effects of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado… The refs are getting stoned!

  24. ninosuperfanmnwild22 - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Plain and simple, the refs should enforce the rules, not effect the outcome. They clearly decided the Avalanche would win the game. Hard to beat the team and the refs but MN came close!

  25. stevosupremo89 - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    As a Devils fan watching this series (since my team is hitting the golf course early) I have seen some bad officiating. A call here a call there. They blew Parenteau offside on his empty netter when he wasn’t and the Wild scored right after in game 2. But the Avs pulled that one out. There was a bad call and the Avs got to enter the zone, but the refs didn’t hand Parenteau the puck in front of the net. Lets not take away the play he made. It was offside, but the play in the zone was not a direct result of offsides.

    Agree it is hard to beat the refs, but scoring goals is the way to do it.

    • ninosuperfanmnwild22 - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:46 AM

      Right agreed the refs didn’t hold back our players and hand them the puck, just as the refs didn’t stop us from scoring, but when there are so many advantages given it’s not easy not to feel disappointed. He was able to enter the zone offsides and score- that’s not how the game is played…shoot if there weren’t any rules at all that’d be a damn good play! But refs and officiating are a variable in every sport in every game, I can only hope either the refs are fair at this next game or look away at our advantage!

    • edinatherealhockeytownusa - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:53 AM

      Your an idiot Steve.

  26. edinatherealhockeytownusa - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:47 AM

    When did Tim Donaghy become the head of NHL officiating…this a F****** joke.The wild got jobbed more then anything I’ve ever witnessed before. I am a die hard hockey fan, I live, eat, sleep, breathe hockey, I’m one more F up by the officials and the NHL allowing it to happen, from never watching again. At a point when the playoff ratings are higher then recent memory, not going to help the cause of growing the game, when you blatantly fix games. This isn’t the NBA and the draft lottery for Patrick freeking Ewing.
    4-1 series victory for the wild…I hope to GOD the Wild pull this series out, but I feel the league wants this series to end in game 6 after another rigging on Monday. Pathetic…

  27. edinatherealhockeytownusa - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:51 AM

    Yeo needs to blow his rape whistle…where’s Jacque when you need him, he would never stand for this!!!! RIP Boogaard, but what I would give to watch him circle the neutral zone during a timeout. Greatest message ever sent.

  28. ckim719 - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:54 AM

    Hey wild fans. Since your all complaining about the refs I feel I should take time to point out the the offsides rule states that a player is offsides when BOTH of his skates enter the zone before the puck. Sooooo please explain how is this offsides? Looks to me like he still has one skate at the blue line when the puck enters the zone.

    • ninosuperfanmnwild22 - Apr 27, 2014 at 12:09 PM

      Because the rule isn’t both skates are over the blue line – the rule is both skates have to be over the leading edge of the line- so your point that he still has one skate on the blue line (while the other one is in the zone) means he’s offsides.

      • ninosuperfanmnwild22 - Apr 27, 2014 at 12:35 PM

        Not to mention his back foot was in the air…pretty clearly offsides!

      • ninosuperfanmnwild22 - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:00 PM

        Sorry looked at the pic after the post. In this case it’s because his back foot is in the air and not making contact with the blue line.

    • douglaswinn - Apr 27, 2014 at 8:30 PM

      why do you think players drag that back skate on the ice, so that they have at least one skate outside the zone

  29. mrhyperpants - Apr 27, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Put your glasses on wild. Calls have been bad both ways. You seem to forget you got away with a delaying the game penalty in the dying minutes of the 3rd period in game 3 or 4. Refs said it came off a Avs stick when it didn’t.

    You win some you lose some. Plus the onside goal that the Avs scored that was disallowed.

    Build a bridge and get over it.

  30. lmyster - Apr 27, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    Stop crying and move on… Bad calls both ways… Go AVS!!!!!

  31. stanko93 - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:13 PM

    Rule 83 – Off-side

    A player is off-side when both skates are completely over the leadingedge of the blue line involved in the play.

    Here you go Wild whiners. The call was correct so get over it and shut up. Go Avs!!

    • tsac33 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:14 PM

      Don’t think that’s accurate. That is suggesting both skates are on the ice. If only one on the ice like picture shows then it needs to be onsides (Behind leading edge of blue line) perhaps im wrong but that’s the way I’ve always seen it called. Officiating has been pretty inconsistent in these playoffs. Hopefully the best team wins.
      Go hawks.

  32. findthetwine - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:31 PM

    Man… Before this series started I actually thought Colorado fans may know hockey. Wow was I wrong. It’s almost disappointing to see you so called fans attempt to talk about the game. Yuck.

    • strictlythedanks - Apr 27, 2014 at 1:36 PM

      me tooo, tisk tisk,. there are few admiiting the gift wrapped win they just recieved so resepct to them

  33. ninosuperfanmnwild22 - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    We can’t speculate and say we would have won if those calls were made, if they were the Avs may have still beat us, and you know all we could say would be “great game.” It’s that those calls weren’t made that give us a bad taste. Penalties happen, people go offsides, people hold…that’s why there are rules and refs to make sure it stays fair. It’s not about the Avs or how they played but we can’t help but feel robbed or at least disadvantaged. Avs can win without the help of the refs, let them do it (obvious, look at the Wild avalanche record during regular season). Then at least we’d feel the fight is fair and losing would be an easier pill to swallow. Sorry if you don’t like the Wild fans complaining, but regardless of what we say you Avs won and nothing said will change it. So let us vent, there’s nothing wrong in having passion for our team. We will have the home ice advantage next game, the series isn’t over yet, and no one can disagree this has been a great series to watch!

  34. drewsylvania - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Suter might want to check the rulebook. Wasn’t offside.

  35. jlightningb - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    So listen to this: the team that is losing pulls their goalie. The other team has a situation involving offsides not go their way and then a penalty against the losing team doesn’t get called. That’s right I’m talking about game 2. Parenteau gets called offsides when he clearly isn’t and it nullifies an empty-netter. Then he gets a high-stick to the face that isn’t called. What do the Avs do? Keep the Wild from tying it up and then actually score on the empty net. You know, getting over it and sealing the game. Something the Wild can’t seem to do. Now those were completely crap calls\non-calls and if the Wild had come back and tied it and won game 2 in overtime I would be frustrated like Wild fans after game 5. Same crap calls in games 2 and 5. Avs still finished while the Wild can’t do that. But maybe the Wild should learn to score on a freakin empty net! Avs have pulled their goalie in 4 of 5 games. Game 1 with 3:01 left and game 5 with 2:21 and also in games 3 and 4 though I don’t know the time reaming when they did. The Wild have yet to find that empty net while the one time the Wild pulled their goalie, the Avs did. The game 5 calls where bogus JUST LIKE the game 2 calls, Avs just know how to score on an empty net.

    • slickvb82 - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      Yeah except Coyle would have scored on the empty net had the interference call been made. I see your point, but its a different game with different plays, its not the same. That was the definition of interference and why Avs fans come on here and call Wild fans whiney and so on, makes no sense. If that happened to you guys you would be bytchin like crazy too.

      Just horrible officiating both ways, all series. Unfortunately it bit the Wild last night.

      • jlightningb - Apr 28, 2014 at 1:14 AM

        Fair enough. Like I said I would be ticked off if the Avs lost game 2 in the same manner the Wild lost game 5. It’s just the Wild have had several minutes of empty net and still can’t put it in. Even if Coyle was held, he wasn’t held for all the minutes the Wild have had an empty net to shoot at.

  36. nordieswingman - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    Wow! This whole thing is hilarious. So many “hockey fans” who don’t even know the games rule on the most basic infraction of the game, offside. I love the comment on marijuana hitting the Avs fans.

    As for the series, the refs suck! Look at that pic, the linesman looks like he’s dodging a puck coming to his head 3 feet away from the line. Remember the times when linesman took a knee on the line and made damn sure they were square on to the play and the line? The ref has an indecisive angle due to poor positioning. As for the hold on Coyle, makes no sense.

    It’s poor that bad officiating helps determine these games. The NHL should review all goals and if they did and didn’t see the obvious, that is poor. As for the Cooke/Barrie deal, maybe such a good defenseman should just take the hit after dumping the puck, not try to dodge the hit and crouch to cut to the side exposing his knee! Avs fans “WHINE” they lost a good player… Wild lost Cooke too ya know!HA

    Light the lighthouse, sound the foghorn, show these pothead snowballs the team of 18000 stand strong in the state of hockey… Oooh, but we don’t pay the Zebras on the rink to win and miss call the game for us so what shall we do?! Boogie, come visit the X tomorrow, we can use your spirit in our presence!

    Fight to the end, Stand to defend – Go Wild!

  37. nordieswingman - Apr 27, 2014 at 11:55 PM

    For the Avs fans… Do you all disagree with Fraser too?

    “Longtime NHL referee Kerry Fraser took to Twitter at the end of regulation to share his opinion of sequence that led to the tying goal with one minute and 17 seconds remaining, “Trouble in Denver. Charlie Coyle held by Andre Benoit with net empty causing turnover. Up ice Paul Statsny is offside as Avs tie game. Ouch!”

    At least a retired ref can get it right!!

    • jlightningb - Apr 28, 2014 at 1:16 AM

      Don’t think I would ever bring Fraser forward as a character witness. Not with his reputation.

  38. blackhawksdynasty14 - Apr 28, 2014 at 1:28 AM

    Ya the Wild definitely got screwed but it doesn’t really matter cause the winner is just gonna lose to the Blackhawks

  39. jsally430 - Apr 28, 2014 at 2:31 PM

    Reading the comments from Avs fans I wish Cooke would’ve done more damage. The cheap shots on grandlun especially the leg sweep behind the net in game 3-4 was a nice missed call

  40. sawy0060 - Apr 28, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    Wild will just have to win five in a best of seven now…

  41. jshimota01 - Apr 28, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    off topic – but the wild / avs game last night – I think it sucks that if you pull your goalie, then ice the puck, you get to put your goalie back in! and the reviews on tv of the last 2 blown calls… pretty blatant stuff. did not enjoy seeing a game given away in the playoffs like that at all.

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  43. toptitty - May 1, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Have fun watching the wild still playing avs fans hope you had fun in the regular season

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