Ron & Don: Cherry agrees with refs on P.K. Subban no-goal

Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discuss all the news and notes from Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals in Pittsburgh.

Don Cherry agrees with the referees’ decision to call back P.K. Subban‘s first period goal in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.

Cherry and host Ron MacLean discussed the disallowed goal between the Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins during Coach’s Corner in the first intermission.

“I knew it’d be offside,” Cheery said. “When the coaches call for a look at it early, you know they’ve got it 100 per cent. His leg was up … didn’t count.”

Subban thought he had beat Penguins goalie Matt Murray about eight minutes into the first period when a wrist shot found the back of the net. But Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan challenged the call, saying that Nashville forward Filip Forsberg was offside.

The challenge panned out and the game remained scoreless until Evgeni Malkin had a power-play goal at 15:32. The Pens would go on to take a 3-0 lead after 20 minutes.

MacLean disagreed with Cherry, saying that he thought Subban’s goal should have counted. The host of Hockey Night in Canada also said that he thought there may have been some interference prior to Malkin’s opener.

After a bit of back-and-forth, Cherry finally agreed with MacLean’s interference assessment.

“You’re right. Pittsburgh is getting all the breaks and all, that’s what (Nashville coach Peter) Laviolette was yelling at, he wanted an interference penalty on that first goal,” Cherry said.

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