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Video: Rangers denied goal on controversial call

Apr 27, 2014, 2:07 PM EDT

The Philadelphia Flyers might have caught a break early in the second period of their game against New York.

Rangers defenseman John Moore fired a shot at Flyers goaltender Steve Mason, which he stopped and initially appeared to smoother. The puck quickly trickled behind him though and replays suggest he never had the puck in his control. However, the whistle was blown just before the Rangers knocked the loose puck in the back of the net.

You can view that play below:

The non-goal was not eligible for review.

The New York Rangers have a 3-1 lead going into the third period, so this controversial call might prove to be moot. However, the Flyers had a 7-22-2 record in the regular season when trailing after 40 minutes, which was the fifth best winning percentage in the league. The Flyers also tied for second place in third period goals (90) despite ranking eighth in goals overall (233).

  1. greej1938l - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    We show this but nothing with the controversial calls from the wild Avs game last night ? That last hold basically took away a goal too…

    • phxyotes - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:58 PM

      Cry more noob. AVS WIN!

  2. ibieiniid - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:24 PM

    greej, its OK. they also failed to include the uncalled obvious trip that resulted in the 2nd Rangers goal that counted.

  3. phxyotes - Apr 27, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    What a joke. These refs are too quick with the whistle.

  4. billiam55 - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    should be able to review that kind of play even if whistle id blown. clearly it wasnt covered.

  5. phillyphanatic77 - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:03 PM

    Absolutely a terrible call, yet even with this huge break the Flyers played like an overmatched mess. It should’ve been about 7-2. It was embarrassing and beyond frustrating. I have so many complaints that I can’t keep track. First and foremost, Kimmo Timonen. I have been quick to defend him in the past but he has been abysmal in this series and even worse today. I lost track of how many terrible decisions he made. Gill looked like a guy who hadn’t played all season. Any other Flyer fans agree now that we should’ve played Gus? Mason kept em in a game they had no right being in.

    If they’re gonna play this way in game 6 then just skip it and hit the golf course.

  6. isithockeyseasonyet - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    Just the latest installment in a series filled with terrible, inconsistent calls…I’ve watched every minute and I still don’t know what’s a penalty and what’s not

  7. gertrudegoat - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Perhaps this ref should look for a new job. He was in terrible position & had no business blowing the whistle.

  8. heynyc61 - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:37 PM

    There’s no controversy .. It was a goal…period

  9. bleedrangerblue - Apr 27, 2014 at 3:44 PM

    I love the comment that Gill looked liked he hasn’t played all season. Flyer fans it’s over. As Ralph Kramden said. ” you know that I know”.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 27, 2014 at 4:16 PM

      I said that bc he hasn’t and it was clear. Gill looked old, slow, and confused. All I heard from other Flyers fan coming in was that he has a ton of playoff experience and that he’s an adequate replacement for Grossmann’s skillset. That was wrong. Atleast Gustafsson has recovery speed to makeup for his bad decisions.

  10. tk1966 - Apr 27, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    refs weren’t too quick with the whistle last night when Fleury clearly had the puck covered, but no whistle led to it being poked free and led to a goal (which proved to be meaningless)

  11. johnstone17 - Apr 27, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    Poor call. puck was behind Mason, clearly viewable by the ref. In reality, all said & done. meaningless..

  12. 6superbowls - Apr 27, 2014 at 7:21 PM

    Goal. How much more bad officiating do we have to put up with this post season? It’s becoming a joke.

  13. phillyphannnn83 - Apr 27, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    I’ve been saying for 2 years that it’s time for Timonen to retire. FINALLY someone else sees it!

  14. icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 27, 2014 at 8:17 PM

    If the referee loses sight of the puck, he is instructed to blow the whistle. This is nothing new.

    • sticks169 - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:53 PM

      But then they will let the opposition poke at a puck that is clearly under a goalie for what seems like eternity but that whistle was before the puck even stopped moving. There is no consistent standard for all of the different officials. One calls a penalty on a slight infraction and another let’s a complete mugging occur. It’s all BS.

      • icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 28, 2014 at 7:14 PM

        I here what you are saying. That’s just the rules. There is a lot of gray area when it comes to the rules.

      • icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 28, 2014 at 7:15 PM


  15. nashernation - Apr 27, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    I’m not one to bash the refs because that is a tough job but my goodness they have missed some easy calls.

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