Controversy in Calgary.
With six minutes left in Game 5 of the Battle of Alberta, and the score tied 4-4, it looked like the Calgary Flames took the lead.
Flames forward Blake Coleman was going hard to the net, and got a skate on the puck as it trickled behind Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mike Smith. It was called a goal initially, but video replay had other ideas.
After a video review, the goal was called back, with the NHL deeming it to be a “distinct kicking motion” according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.
You be the judge:
Blake Coleman go-ahead goal called back due to a kicking motion pic.twitter.com/NMXlP6F8gV
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) May 27, 2022
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) May 27, 2022
The game went to overtime, and Edmonton won on a goal by Connor McDavid. Calgary’s season is over, while the Oilers are heading to the Western Conference Final.
Needless to say, the Flames and their fans aren’t happy about it.
That is the worst no goal since 2004 #flames
— Dillon Carberry (@carberry_dillon) May 27, 2022
Imagine having the ability to kick a puck in while ur on one foot gliding to the net
Fucking bullshit #Flames
— RaYrAy (@flamesfever) May 27, 2022
— Mike Gould (@miketgould) May 27, 2022
Oilers fans had a different view:
— Derek Van Diest (@DerekVanDiest) May 27, 2022