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Video: Icing called, then reversed in final seconds of Flyers-Rangers third period

Apr 30, 2014, 10:43 PM EDT

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The Philadelphia Flyers thought they might’ve still had a chance. A very small chance, but something nonetheless in a Game 7 situation against the New York Rangers on Wednesday.

The Flyers, trailing by one goal, were preparing for an offensive zone faceoff with 2.7 seconds remaining in the third period after icing was called on the Rangers. However, the officials overturned the call and the faceoff was brought out to center ice, ending any chance Philadelphia had at tying this one up and send it to overtime.

The Rangers went on to win by a final score of 2-1, taking the series in seven games.

Video shows Rangers’ winger Mats Zuccarello in a foot-race with Flyers’ defenseman Kimmo Timonen right near the top of the faceoff circle, as the puck crossed over the goal line. Hybrid icing was implemented in the NHL this season.

From’s Dan Rosen on the hybrid icing rule:

The hybrid-icing system allows the linesman to blow the play dead and call an automatic icing if he determines that the puck will cross the goal line and the defending player is not behind in the race to the end-zone faceoff dots in his defensive zone. The faceoff would go to the far end of the ice as it did with icings called in the previous system the NHL used.

If the attacking player is leading the race, the linesman is supposed to allow the play to continue.

Here are some other tidbits, some controversial, on hybrid icing from the regular season:

NHLPA’s Schneider says ‘majority of teams’ support hybrid icing

Sutter on hybrid icing: ‘Hopefully they can’t make a rule up next week, too’

Devils are ‘unanimously’ against hybrid icing, surprised it passed

Video: Is hybrid icing to blame for Hurricanes game-winning goal against Leafs?


  1. har21441 - Apr 30, 2014 at 10:51 PM

    Missed call on the ice was correctly corrected

  2. bigcat2330 - Apr 30, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Non story

  3. stakex - Apr 30, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Pause the video at .20 and 1:01….. Zuccarello is clearly in front of Timonen when they are at the hash marks, and as such there should have been no icing call to begin with. The refs made the correct call to have the faceoff at center ice after they botched the initial call.

  4. elmerbrownelmerbrown - Apr 30, 2014 at 10:54 PM

    Can you embellish icing ?

  5. blueshirtsfaithful - Apr 30, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Why is this a story? It was a great game but the series is over. Don’t drag it on

    • elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 1, 2014 at 7:59 AM

      Its totally the reason the Flyers lost the series ,,,if I had to put money down it would be on the pens but blueshirt Iam rooting for the RANGERS !

    • elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 1, 2014 at 8:10 AM

      blueshirtsfaithful I would just like to clarify why my money would go on the pens !!!! Cindy and the pens will get a ton and I mean a ton of power play time the refs will also sprinkle in 5 on 3’s for them in close games or if their PP is not clicking ! GOOD LUCK you are playing the team the NHL owns and the refs !

      • hockey412 - May 1, 2014 at 8:30 AM

        Oh, Elmer. If you don’t like killing penalties, don’t commit penalties. It’s not a hard concept.

      • elmerbrownelmerbrown - May 1, 2014 at 8:42 AM

        stupid answer

      • hockey412 - May 1, 2014 at 9:22 AM

        It’s early. That’s all I got.

      • joey4id - May 1, 2014 at 10:41 AM

        Of course. And this explains why they won the cup last year. What? They didn’t! How can the NHL screw it up like? Pens must have won the SC the year before then. What? No! Dang!

  6. cheesesteak75 - Apr 30, 2014 at 11:06 PM

    Cam Tucker – surely you could find something more important to write about!

  7. vstar1us - Apr 30, 2014 at 11:24 PM

    Go to the local downtown pubs and over pay for beer!

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