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Video: Rangers score again after questionable offside call

May 2, 2014, 8:08 PM EDT

For Pittsburgh, tonight’s first period was one to forget.

The Pens went into the intermission down 2-0 in Game 1 of their second-round series with the Rangers after Marc-Andre Fleury allowed a relatively weak opening marker, which was followed by this highly questionable offside call on defenseman Olli Maatta:

Just 11 seconds after that, Brad Richards scored his third goal of the playoffs on a nice setup from Carl Hagelin and Dan Girardi:

Overall, it was a rough start for the Penguins — though that’s hardly anything new this postseason. Pittsburgh spotted Columbus a 3-1 lead in Game 1 of their opening-round series, only to storm back and win 4-3.

In Game 3, the Pens watched the Blue Jackets jump out to a 2-0 lead, only to mount another comeback and win 4-3 once again.

Update: There was some discrepancy as to what the wrong call was on the initial play — it was reported the play was actually whistled due to an illegal hand pass by Sidney Crosby to Maatta.

 

  1. 6superbowls - May 2, 2014 at 8:20 PM

    Why is that. NHL officiating continues to suck year after year after year in the playoffs?

    • joey4id - May 2, 2014 at 8:31 PM

      I think you don’t know your hockey if you’re asking,

      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 2, 2014 at 8:54 PM

        90% of Pens fans don’t know hockey. They’ve only been watching since 2005.

    • 6superbowls - May 3, 2014 at 1:49 AM

      Broadstreetbeatdown. 100% of Flyers have been golfing in May since 1975.

  2. broadstreetbeatdown - May 2, 2014 at 8:34 PM

    Yeah well now the Pens scored while Malkin was interfering with Lundqvist.

  3. Hockeyfan - May 2, 2014 at 8:51 PM

    There as no offsides. It was a whistle for a hand pass. Ref didn’t see Crosby played it with his stck after knocking it down. This story was posted without looking into the correct call

    And there was no interference on that goal. Good goal.

    • getinthefastlane - May 2, 2014 at 9:35 PM

      So all you’re saying is that the officials made a different wrong call. Whether it hand pass or offside’s it was wrong call.

      Both would have caused faceoff to be in the neutral zone. And the faceoff was not. Officials got it right in the end.

      • Hockeyfan - May 2, 2014 at 9:41 PM

        Yes.

  4. Hockeyfan - May 2, 2014 at 8:52 PM

    Malkin was going for the puck. Incidental contact. No call good goal.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - May 2, 2014 at 9:01 PM

      Go read rule 69 homer.

      • Hockeyfan - May 2, 2014 at 9:20 PM

        No call simple.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - May 2, 2014 at 10:01 PM

      Well the Hens lost so I guess the goalie interference didn’t count.

  5. broadstreetbeatdown - May 2, 2014 at 8:56 PM

    Don’t worry Pen fans the refs will give you guys a dozen or so PPs to make up for it. They already spotted you the equalizer on the blatant goal tender interference.

  6. navyeoddavee9 - May 2, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    90% is better than the 100% of the Flyer fans, that don’t know hockey

    • dirt2013 - May 2, 2014 at 9:01 PM

      They must be better at golf,they have to be right?

      • broadstreetbeatdown - May 2, 2014 at 9:08 PM

        Obviously not, seeing Giroux’s golf injury last year.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - May 2, 2014 at 9:12 PM

      Look out we got a wannabe Navy SEAL guy here!!! Original comeback Squid.

  7. navyeoddavee9 - May 2, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    Hey broad street, 30 year navy vet, this is about sports, don’t disrespect, ask any Seal, Bomb Techs are not wanna be’s, work hand in hand with Seals. Have a safe night broad street.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - May 2, 2014 at 10:05 PM

      Jeeze man, you Pens fans are so sensitive. Just breaking your stones a bit with the Navy EOD thing. I’m a vet too.

  8. heynyc61 - May 2, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    It didn’t lead to a goal. The play was blown dead for an incorrect hand pass call. How about malkins I goalie interference

  9. Hockeyfan - May 2, 2014 at 9:46 PM

    Not interference if it’s not called. And for all of you calling out for coaches challenge just think of all the interruptions this game will have. It’s bad enough to have all these commercial breaks. The game will get as slow as football.

  10. blueshirtsfaithful - May 2, 2014 at 10:20 PM

    Doesn’t matter anymore RANGERS WIN!!!! END OF STORY!! And what are pens fans called DIVING judges 🏊 Cindy gets a 🔟 for 😭 see you on Sunday!!!

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