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Red Wings Head Coach Calls Out The Leagues ''Brutal Officiating''

Published December 20, 2022 at 11:35 PM

The Washington Capitals defeated the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night, 4-3 in overtime. The Capitals forward Nic Dowd shocked the Wings by scoring two goals in only 11 seconds after the Wings held a 2-0 lead in the second period.

What if, though, the referee was aware that the second goal was illegal? When it looked like the puck had hit the net over the boards, the play ought to have been stopped. The official even raised his whistle to his lips, but he froze, forgetting to blow his whistle which lead to the Capitals scoring first before ending the play.

The Red Wings head coach Lalonde definitely made it be known that there was a major weakness in the NHL's system and they got hit with it, which is why the Capitals coaches, staff, goaltender, and even fans were absolutely distraught after seeing this.

(Husso) said it hit the netting, He was adamant it hit the netting. It hit the netting. It's just unfortunate, probably a flaw in the system. Our guys know it hit the netting. Ville's 100% adamant it hit the netting. But they're not giving us a feed. They keep replaying the goal, so it's really frustrating. It's a flawed system. I don't know what we're trying to do here. They kept doing it back and you could see it go over the glass and common sense is it hit the netting. We ran into a situation last year in the playoffs against Florida where you knew it hit the netting but nobody could see it. Ultimately they made the call it hit the netting. It's inconclusive.

I think even the ref knew it hit the netting, That's why he gave us as much time as he did. But it's inconclusive. It is what it is. It's frustrating because it went against us tonight, but the fact that our goalie is adamant it hit the netting, our guys are adamant it hit the netting but we don't get a feed from it? It's a broken system. It is what it is."

With McDavid recently calling out the NHL's rulebook, and now a head coach something needs to be done!

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