Well, sometimes pay back is a bitch. Bertuzzi pushes Salo on top of Luongo and then scores on the play. No call on Bert.
Big K, who I'd love to have on my team, leaves his feet and bum slams kesler and no charging call butt Kesler gets 2 for blowing a gasket.
So when hansen gets shoved and loses an edge, which by the way he had to have his skates sharpened when he left the ice, people call foul. Now when I saw the play live I fully expected a no goal call and was surprised when the only arm waiving was to signal a goal. But these ore the breaks that usually go against Vancouver, not for them. Watching live I thought he was pushed and the replay shows he was. I think simply he was pushed, lost an edge and hit Howard. No intention on his part and incidental contact does not apply, IMHO, because he was pushed. And I agree, how can the NHL view the film and make a judgement call as to whether it was hard enough or not. It obviously was hard enough to cause the fall because, well, he fell. Now he may have fallen anyway . If you watch the replay he clearly lost an edge which had nothing to do with being pushed but the fact was he was pushed and at high speed live the ref has to make a slit second decision. So no blown call. Fluke yes, unfortunate for Detroit yes, but thems the breaks.
I was impressed with Babcock's response to the whole thing. Stated clearly that the score ended up being 4-2 not 3-2 or 4-3 and so in his mind did not decide the out come of the game. Now of course if Vancouver does not score that shorty Detroit has a great chance to tie it up so to me he took the high road and I was very impressed with his response. Class all the way. No way was he going to let his players off the hook for playing a dismal 2 periods and being owned by the Canucks most of the game.
The only HW the Canucks need