Somehow This Wasn’t a Game-Tying Goal

Though I completely disagree with the Flyers-hating assholes in Toronto, I must say that their use of new media is fantastic. There’s already a video and explanation on the league website:

At 19:20 of the third period in the New Jersey Devils/Philadelphia Flyers game, the Situation Room initiated a video review because the puck entered the New Jersey net. The referee informed the Situation Room that Philadelphia’s Scott Hartnell pushed goaltender Martin Brodeur across the goal line with the puck. According to Rule 78.5 (ix) “Apparent goals shall be disallowed by the Referee when a goaltender has been pushed into the net together with the puck after making a save.” This is not a reviewable play therefore the referee’s call on the ice stands – no penalty and no goal Philadelphia.

Their candor actually makes me hate the call less. Well played.

Meanwhile, Jakub Voracek is all sorts of furious [via the Flyers’ city-leading PR department]:

“I don’t know if they even blew the whistle. Like I don’t know what was the call. I mean he didn’t have it covered. The puck was under him but for what a split second? I mean how with the playoffs on the line to make a call like that. It’s f—–g incredible, sorry for the language but it’s a joke.”

[Video after the jump.]

Regardless, the debate about whether or not this was reviewable rages on. Here’s Steve Coates shooting daggers at hockey know-it-all John Boruk over this issue on Postgame Live.

Look at this eyes at the end:

H/T to (@964DragAggie)

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  • Orange and black blindfold March 11, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    CLEARLY a no goal. Type OB Flyers fans will have a field day with this one I’m sure.

    • DevilsNothingAfterBrodeur March 11, 2014 at 11:15 pm

      The trolling is strong with you

      • Your Name Makes No Sense March 12, 2014 at 12:07 am

        Cory Schneider

    • Morons abound March 12, 2014 at 9:13 am

      I love this….clearly the know it all’s think its a no-goal….but honestly, even if NO CONTACT with Brodeur the 2nd bounce off of Hartnell and back at Brodeur looks to be going in. The call to TOR was because TOR didn’t know why it wasn’t a goal, BUT due to antiquated rules, the ref making the call said it was caused by contact…making it non-reviewable…its bullshit and next few years this will be a good hockey goal…but for now…we lose a 1 point.

      Point is…we need to score more…1 goal is just not enough…thank GOD Brodeur is retiring….hes a Flyer killer.

      • TR March 12, 2014 at 9:40 am

        “a good hockey goal” STFU you hockey snob. what other type of goal would it be? a football goal? and brodeur doesnt kill the flyers, MOST goalies kill the flyers because the flyers cant score (save G and Jake) unless they are crashing into the net, running over goalies, or getting favorable bounces. How many times have we heard the “oh man, i cant believe the flyers ran into a hot goalie again” HAHHAHA blind, sensitive, unknowledgable fans. It’s getting to be too easy to make fun of them

        • TR-oll March 12, 2014 at 11:35 am

          He only referred to “good hockey goal” because that was the refs dumb-ass reasoning for the call not out of some hockey snobbery. Know what your trolling about next time.

  • BobbyD March 11, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    It’s Hartnell’s fault.

  • Steve from KOP March 11, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Any sighting of Sixers/Devils owner Joshua Harris at the game?

  • Larry Andersen March 11, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    all the fucking ads on this site and your video capture technology includes iphone pointed at the tv?

    • rhea huges worn out twat March 12, 2014 at 10:59 am


  • Ted Danson March 11, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    It’s definitely a goal. It sucks because two non-goal calls against the Flyers over their last two contests have cost them at least two points already.

    Going 0-for-6 on the power play doesn’t help, though…

    • T-Bone March 12, 2014 at 9:46 am

      And the power play didn’t look necessarily bad, the Devils just did a good job of forcing the outside shot and either blocking said shot or encircling Brodeur and cleaning up the rebound.

      Hartnell was clearly pushed into Brodeur. I hate to say this but Toronto has a better view with multiple camera angles and the ability to slow down play back then the ref on the ice. When a review is initiated Toronto should have full power to uphold or override a goal, that or give the ref on the ice the ability to view the play like the NFL does.

  • CM March 11, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Absolutely horrible call at the end there. How is your explanation “not a good hockey goal”? What kind of bs is that? Hartnell was knocked into Brodeur by The devils player. Back to back horrible calls.

    Having said that, you can’t go 0-6 on the pp and expect to win. Not their best effort tonight as usual against the Devils but it’s a shame the refs took a point away from us at the end

  • Cam March 11, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    0-6 on the powerplay is awful, and they’ve been good lately on the PP. But that no-goal killed them, and the refs were calling a pretty bad game on both sides.

  • Camm March 12, 2014 at 12:26 am

    John Boruk is such a douche bag

  • T March 12, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Hartnell clearly kicks the puck in either way, everyone settle down. Its the right call for more reasons than one

    • Ted Danson March 12, 2014 at 3:23 am


      • Guesty McGuest March 12, 2014 at 9:16 am

        Hartnel’s stick doesn’t touch the puck after the initial stop by Brodeur. He kicks it past him. The question then becomes is it an intentional kick (which is not allowed) or an incidental kick which is allowed.
        I don’t think he pushes the goalie in with the puck, but I also think he kicked it in, so I would have gone with NO GOAL based on that.

        • blue89 March 12, 2014 at 9:43 am

          This is the worst account I’ve read so far. There is no evidence of a kicking motion. Clearly the puck bounced off him and was redirected back towards the goal, but the issue of whether or not he kicked the puck in is not in question.

          Brodeur will ALWAYS get this call. You could sneeze on him and the officials will call interference. Can’t wait till he’s finally done.

          • Guesty McGuest March 12, 2014 at 11:19 am

            Well I respectfully disagree. Watch that gif carefully. No you can’t see a kicking motion from Hartnell, but the puck bounces off of Marty, then disappears under Hartnell’s stick, right where his right foot is, and shoots back under Broduer. So it was kicked in. But like I said, the interpretation then becomes was it intentional or not.
            And yes, Marty always gets the benefit of the doubt.

  • Joe March 12, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Sorry I couldn’t see coatseys face in that clip because the fucking bp ad blocks off half side of the video clip as it does in half your fucking videos.

  • Rust Cohle March 12, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Time is a flat circle, this will happen again… And I think Devils fans have a perpensity for obecity further more The Flyers got robbed of anything decent in this sport you call hockey!

    • Shen March 12, 2014 at 7:57 am


  • Um March 12, 2014 at 8:56 am

    I mean, if we want to break this down, the puck was outside of the goaltender’s crease when Hartnell skated in to him. Couldn’t that translate in to goaltender interference?

    Good teams don’t let their season be defined by one poor ref call. Moving on.

    • Cartman March 12, 2014 at 9:13 am

      Who said anyone is defining the season by this one call?

      Defining the game, maybe. But not the season.

  • Your Mother March 12, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Hartnell DID kick the puck in. Anyway…

  • Sid The Kid March 12, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Lol at flyers fans complaining. Loser franchise, owner & fans !!

    • Buff bagwell March 12, 2014 at 11:36 am

      Yeah loser franchise…didn’t the penguins almost get moved twice in like the last 15 yrs…their “fans” weren’t goin to games cause they sucked…Mario had to bail them out TWICE….and then Sid the Fag came along and the NHL basically changed the game so he would absolutely succeed ….before you get all pissy he is a good player …..but 15-20 yrs ago he wouldn’t of done half the damage he has done I promise you….say what you want about the Flyers….at least their fans always show up and Bobby Clarke didn’t have to bail them out because they were half way to Kansas City

      • Uncle Meat March 12, 2014 at 1:27 pm

        You missed something – the reason Mario got the team was because, in yet ANOTHER example of their extreme second-rate-ness and overall suckitude, they owed him money, couldn’t pay him because nobody went to the games, so a judge awarded him the team as payment. They then went on to tank 5 years in a row, get the number one pick twice, and the rest is cheap-shot, pansy-led history.

      • Will March 12, 2014 at 3:49 pm


  • Chris Eely March 12, 2014 at 9:58 am

    I’m not too sure I like the foul language with the cameras running. Post game live is a family friendly show as my mom and I watch many a games together.

  • Mr. Snider, Man of Massive Ego and Massive Alimony Payments March 12, 2014 at 10:51 am

    In our culture, that’s a good goal.

    Tim Kerr used to score goals like that all the time. When was that, like, last year?

    In our culture, the refs are always out to fuck us.

  • Danny "Griffindor" Griffoni March 12, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Bad hockey goal is right! Cheater’s never prosper! So, the flyers didnt prosper. Let’s go devils!

  • Les Habitants March 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    The NHL has been plotting since 1975 to prevent the Flyers from winning another Stanley Cup. Ask any fan at the Wells Fargo Center and they all say the same thing.

  • ThehillyFlash March 12, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Let’s get real here. The Flyers lost last night because they went 0-for-6 on the power play, and, as usual, they couldn’t solve Marty Brodeur. That disallowed goal at the end of the game was meaningless when they squandered plenty of opportunities early on to score and put the game away when they had the man advantage. But hey, if the players whining like little bitches about getting screwed by Toronto makes them feel better, more power to them. However, the REAL culprit for last night’s loss stares back at them in the bathroom mirror.

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