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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Does this puck go in?

Mike Bossy beats 'Nucks (worst uniforms ever!) goalie Richard Brodeur with 2 seconds left in OT on May 8, 1982 in New York. In case you are wondering, Harold Snepsts tries to pass ahead, but instead of ripping it down the ice, he throws it to Bossy. I have watched this (see video below) a few times after a friend of mine brought it up, and I just don't see it go in the net. We were talking about mindless/careless passes and plays that have let to playoff losses.

It happened to the Aeros in 2001 against the Moose when Sandy Moger jumped on the ice for a shift, intercepted a careless pass from Moose captain Brian Chapman and then ripped a slapshot into the net for a 2-1 win and a 3-1 series advantage. The Moose then switched to Ken Wregget and won the next three games, including two at Compaq Center.

That was the biggest choke job in Aeros history, and the last games as members of the IHL.

Now watch this video, several angles show the goal, but, to me, none of them show the puck hitting the net. I'm not saying it didn't; I am just saying I didn't see it.


Rob said...

At first blush it looks like a goal because the net moves. But after watching the final segment a few times it appears the puck hits the side post and bounces left and up to the top post, then down to the ice without crossing the line. And after checking one of the ealier replays we can see puck moving away from the net after it lands on the ice, never crossing the goal. What do you see?

Andrew J. Ferraro said...

Rob ... that is exactly what I saw ... post, post, in front of goal line.

The only thing I can think of is that it somehow hit the post behind the crossbar, but I have no idea ...