There have been some bad calls in this history of sports:
The 1999 “No Goal” by Brett Hull
The missed pass interference call in the NFC Championship game:
Now we have another call (non-call) to add to the Pantheon of Awful Officiating. On Thursday night the St. Louis Blues became the new member of this unfortunate non-call club as they fell to the San Jose Sharks in OT after an obvious hand pass by Sharks’ Timo Meier allowed Erik Karlsson to knock in the game-winning goal.
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Wow. As far as hand passes go, it doesn’t get more clear than that. This play did not occur along the boards; it wasn’t subtle; it was an aggressive swat in front of the net. In OT. In the Western Conference Final.
Justin Cuthbert examines this play and has more on the Western Conference Final over at Yahoo Sports.
The San Jose Sharks didn’t want to address the controversial path that directly paved the way for their Game 3 victory. Tom Timmerman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch digs deeper into how San Jose danced around the topic.
The Boston Bruins are one win away from a Stanley Cup Final appearance. Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey Now previews what Boston’s lineup should look like on Thursday night.
Joe Thornton had a massive Game 3 for the San Jose Sharks. Read more on his unforgettable night on the Mercury News.