The New York Rangers went to Ottawa last night facing elimination and walked away with a win. But the 3-2 decision didn’t come easily. The Senators scored a controversial goal with 38.4 seconds remaining that was upheld despite pretty clear evidence it was intentionally kicked in by Chris Neil.
Henrik Lundqvist wasn’t too pleased with the decision.
"It's an absolute joke. Oh my god, it scares me. It's such an obvious play, goalie interference, and a kick. And they still call it a goal? That scares me, that someone can call that. It still upsets me,” the goaltender told media after the game.
"Someone wants them back in the game obviously. There's no other explanation. "
The league should be relieved the game wasn’t in part decided by this call. Rangers fans should be relieved there will be a Game 7 on Thursday.
[H/T: Puck Daddy]