If there are indeed Hockey Gods, they aren’t siding with the Edmonton Oilers these days.
After three controversial Game 4 goals on Wednesday night led to an Anaheim Ducks comeback victory to tie the series at two games apiece, Friday looked like it belonged to the Oilers.
Not the case.
It was 3-0 Oilers with just over three minutes to go, but three quick goals for Anaheim pushed the game to overtime in what was probably the most dramatic way possible: a goalie interference challenge.
Another goalie interference challenge.
With 15 seconds to go, Rickard Rakell sent the puck past Cam Talbot, who was crowded in his crease by both Oilers and Ducks players alike (See all three goals at the top of this post).
After a lengthy review—and a bit of déjà vu—the goal was deemed to be good, as officials stated that Ryan Kesler was pushed into Talbot.
Here’s the explanation:
And here’s how the Sportsnet panel broke it down:
Have your say: Was the right call made?