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Gonchar: Refs missed penalty that led to Ducks’ game-winning goal

Apr 19, 2014, 1:57 AM EDT

Dallas defenseman Sergei Gonchar took issue with Andrew Cogliano‘s game-winning goal in Friday’s 3-2 loss to Anaheim, saying the Ducks forward should’ve been whistled for a penalty prior to scoring his shorthanded marker.

“We had a good chance to tie this game,” Gonchar said, per the Dallas Morning-News. “I think the referee missed that penalty, on me, behind the net. In my opinion we should have been 5-on-3.”

Here’s the play in question, complete with Lindy Ruff’s animated reaction:

Gonchar probably has a legitimate beef here — aside from Cogliano’s slash breaking his stick (which is often criteria for a whistle), the incident occurred with Anaheim in the offensive zone and led directly to a scoring chance.

That said, there were a number of infractions that didn’t get called — both ways — in the third period. Ducks forward Mathieu Perreault got caught with a fairly blatant high stick to the face from Dallas’ Colton Sceviour in the final frame that also went uncalled.


  1. 1981titan - Apr 19, 2014 at 2:46 AM

    nNot only did they not call the blatant high stick, there was an earlier play where either Perreault or Palmieri had his stick broken by a slash. Stop whining and play Hockey. And that was a nice cheap shot on Getzlaf after the game was over.

  2. infieldhit - Apr 19, 2014 at 4:32 AM

    I wonder if one of the reporters brought up those other noncalls, and Gonchar was just dumbfounded in a “But these go to 11” way.

  3. vstar1us - Apr 19, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    Keep instant replay out of hockey! Review a goal every now and then but keep instant replay out! I am pulling for the Stars but it is what it is….

  4. jason9696 - Apr 19, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    I’m cheering for the Ducks. But the Stars got royally screwed on that short-handed goal. They should have had a 5 on 3 instead of being scored on. They were down 2-1 and had a good chance to tie the game. The one referee was looking at the play in question. There’s no way he missed what happened.

  5. enollatsknarf - Apr 19, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    The Stars screwed up worse than the refs on that play. 4 dallas players back and not one near Cogliano…

    Gonchar himself stopped playing and starting whining.

    • jason9696 - Apr 19, 2014 at 12:33 PM

      He didn’t have a stick and didn’t know what to do. He would have gone to the bench to get another one. But the play was still in the Dallas zone. The referee didn’t have the balls to make the call.

  6. therealjr - Apr 19, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Stop it all, just stop it. Gonchar’s stick broke as a result of normal hockey play. Then crying because 4 other defenders and a goalie couldn’t prevent a goal? Embarrassing.

    I’m tired of these ultra light twigs that break on contact. Sher-Wood, baby.

  7. flash8910 - Apr 19, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    Hmmm, I was under the impression Texas was a beer state. I guess I was wrong.

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