Red Wings Win on Illegal Broken Stick Goal in OT

The Detroit Red Wings “beat” the Blues in overtime today on a goal scored with a broken stick.

According to rule 605, not only should the goal never have been allowed, but in fact a minor penalty should have been called again Detroit.CAuQa_zUgAA9yI9


We present Exhibit A:


Abdelkader’s stick is clearly broken and snaps in half while pushing the puck across the line. No call.

NBC announcers Doc Emrick and Eddie Olczyk never mention that scoring a goal with a broken stick is illegal, but in fact try put a positive spin on it saying “Abdelkader actually breaks his stick … but has enough to put it in!”.

After the game, Doc Emrick was quoted as saying: “What are you going to do about it?  It’s not like there is a group of people in Toronto that are supposed to catch blatant stuff like this, rules are meant to be broken, especially when it’s the Red Wings playing on National Television.  The game ended just how we wanted it too, with a Detroit victory.”

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