1:07 into the second period, Nashville appeared to take an early lead against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Six.
A heavy snapshot by Filip Forsberg squeaked by Matt Murray. The puck laid uncovered in the crease. As Predators forward Colton Sissons poked the biscuit into the back of the net, the backside official, Kevin Pollock, blew the play dead.
That is… not good officiating.
Twitter was of course calm and rational.
This has the potential to become Nashville's version of "Foot in the Crease" pic.twitter.com/rYiSe8euTO
— NHLNumbers (@NHLnumbers) June 12, 2017
Non-reviewable, but offsides are. This stupid league.
— Andrew Berkshire (@AndrewBerkshire) June 12, 2017
If that blown call costs Nashville the cup, there will be like 60 country songs written on the subject.
— Andy Cole (@AndyCole84) June 12, 2017
Kevin Pollock with a MAJOR faux pas there. And why do we have replay if we can't overturn that? But let's worry about toenails.
— Mike Harrington (@ByMHarrington) June 12, 2017
Good thing this isn’t an important game.
— Alex Prewitt (@alex_prewitt) June 12, 2017
Early whistles ruining the chances of a Penguins opponent? Where have I seen this before @russianmachine
— Jimmy McGill (@Da_RealJimShady) June 12, 2017
The NHL can review whether or not an inconsequential zone entry was offside by a millimeter, but they can't review a clearly early whistle.
— Ryan Gilbert (@RGilbertSOP) June 12, 2017
Awful positioning by official on Pred's no goal, ref should've put some effort in getting to the net. Predators got screwed, not surprised!
— Alan May (@MayHockeyCSN) June 12, 2017
Yes the bad zebras are back! https://t.co/Ammp2xA24w
— Craig Laughlin (@Laughlin18) June 12, 2017
— Dana DeBenedictis (@DeBenedictis4) June 12, 2017
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