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#ItWasIn – 2015 Edition

Sam Bennett's equalizer was called off NHL HQ. Words, they escape me.



We had to deal with 2004’s no goal. A goal heavily contested to this day that has fans, media, and former Flames saying it was in. Tonight we experienced another one as the Sam Bennett goal was declared: no goal.

And just how did everyone react to the decision?

Sportsnet thought it was in. Mike Johnson went as far as saying '04 was in as well and even if you look at zoomed in images that it appears in as well. Everyone believed it.

The NHL PR team released an explanation immediately explaining their decision:

At 13:43 of the third period in the Anaheim Ducks/Calgary Flames game, the Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine Sam Bennett‘s shot at 13:38. Video review was inconclusive in determining whether the puck completely crossed the Anaheim goal line, therefore the referee’s call on the ice stands – no goal Calgary.

With video of the goal here:

What a crock of bullshit, NHL. But hey, if you’re going to make them work even harder for it you did a great job. Besides, Johnny Gaudreau took it upon himself to make it 3-3.

The Ducks believed it was in too:

by Mike Pfeil