Jun 13, 2014, 10:56 PM EDT
Being an official often comes down to making tough judgment calls. In big games, the power-play opportunities that result in controversial penalties can be controversial (if they result in goals) and easily forgotten (if they don’t).
Much like when Dwight King didn’t get whistled for goalie interference, the New York Rangers probably aren’t happy that Mats Zuccarello received a tripping penalty that arguably should have gone to Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin.
That’s especially true since Marian Gaborik tied things up on the ensuing man advantage.
Gaborik has certainly shown a knack for timely goals in the 2014 playoffs. These two teams will determine how we look back at this memorable span in Game 5.
Here’s more on controversial calls:
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- Surging Stamkos: Lightning put Rangers on the brink 15
- Report: Blues will stick with Hitchcock ‘barring anything dramatic’ 11
- WATCH LIVE: Lightning at Rangers, Game 5 of Eastern Conference Final 0
- Kesler on wearing down Chicago: ‘No human can withstand that many hits’ 40
- Video: ‘It’s not the ideal situation,’ says OT hero Vermette of being a healthy scratch 5
- From healthy scratch to hero: Vermette scores OT winner for Blackhawks 60
- Video: Ducks score three goals in 37 seconds to take third-period lead 9
- WATCH LIVE: Ducks at Blackhawks, Western Conference Final Game 4 0
- Cooper on replacing Bishop: ‘That is asinine to me’ 25
- Reports: Sabres thought they had a deal with Babcock, aren’t happy (174)
- Leafs land Babcock with reported 8-year deal, estimated at $50 million (130)
- Russia to be punished for ‘completely out of order’ actions after Worlds final loss to Canada (91)
- Report: Sabres negotiating with Babcock (82)
- What’s wrong with Lundqvist? (70)