The New York Rangers were robbed yet again when it came to playing against the New Jersey Devils, this time it happened in their own building. Last time these two teams met, it was David Clarkson who tied the game in the last minute, of a ridiculous bounce off of the stanchion.
This game started off what appeared to look like a very energetic game, as Brandon Prust dropped the gloves with Eric Boulton, and at the same time Mike Rupp took on Cam Janssen. The tone was set, and is seemed as if we were going to have some hockey, but then the type of hockey the Devils play kicked in.
The Devils were able to get on the board just eight minutes into the game after a holding penalty was called against Stu Bickel. The Rangers found themselves down early, and were not able to rebound for the rest of the game, well, at least it appeared so.
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The Rangers were just getting beat in every sort of battle tonight, including loose pucks and open ice. Once again the Rangers power play failed to convert on three different opportunities, which could have ultimately won them this game, hands down.
The Devils fell back into their usual defensive trap nearing the end of the third, which left the Rangers trapped in their zone for a good two to three minutes. Finally, with the goalie pulled, Michael Del Zotto blocked a shot that lead Ryan Callahan into the zone on an odd-man rush.
Callahan took the shot, as Marian Gaborik was guided into Martin Brodeur, courtesy of Anton Volchenkov. Artem Anisimov found the loose puck, and slipped it under Brodeur. But before the the puck could even hit the back of the net, the goal was waived off by the referee. This easily has to go down in the record books, as one of the worst calls in hockey history.
If a defensemen pushes an opposing player into HIS OWN goalie, and the puck finds a way in, IT'S A GOAL. I cannot even begin give the slightest guess as to what the refs were thinking when they made that call, it was that outrageous. In case you missed the game, or better yet, the "best call ever" according to Devil fans, you can look below for a video of the controversial goal.