Not only Caps lost, but also Ovechkin was robbed of an awesome goal.
Hey refs, are you all pregnant? You've missed the last 2 periods!
NHLWebCastHQ: Alexander Ovechkin throws a HUGE hit on Canadiens defender, Hal Gill, causing the puck to go in the net, but it was ruled no goal for a reason I'm not aware of. (Washington Capitals @ Montreal Canadiens - February 10, 2010)
The ref points to the puck, the goal was initially counted! He had no doubt the goal was legit, he was standing right there!
On TSN Canada feed the commentators couldn't simply believe it! They were guessing and guessing, "is it interference? Then Ovi has to get 2 minutes".
A daylight robbery!
Oh well, the officiating has been horrible for Caps lately, just look at the phantom Jeff Schultz slashing call late in regulation against the Penguins... It's a conspiracy! :-)
Photo DC Sports Bog.
TSN guys also talked that Caps are third in the NHL on PK goals scored against them.
And "we can score more" tactics didn't work this time. With Jose playing awesome lately and having Varly getting ready, D was, is and will be the Caps Achilles Heel.
I'll put more reviews/updates about this bizarre officiating (more later):
nateewell: Overlooked on Ovi's no-goal is the fact that Hal Gill is 6-foot-7, 250 pounds.
Ovi, Laich and Green on the OT loss to MTL
Ovi: We didn't play well defensively...
Q.: What was your opinion about your goal that was disallowed?
Ovi: No comment...
The latest video with a view from the top on Ovi's goal
Ok, but Ovi didn't interfere with Price, it was Gill! And also if the goal would be scored anywhere above ice surface, then Price wouldn't have a chance to play the puck. But the puck went under Price who was on the ice. No matter what, he wouldn't be able to engage his hands in that play. But the main thing is what Boudreau said, once they called it a goal, "I didn't think they had enough [evidence] to overturn it."
Ovi talks to media after the morning skate in Ottawa
Ovi: I don't know... I think it's a goal...