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Mason Raymond Scores Controversial Spin-o-rama Goal to Give the Canucks a Shootout Win [Video]

Mason Raymond scored the only shootout goal in Vancouver’s 2-1 win over Columbus last night. Blue Jackets’ goalie Sergei Bobrovsky was completely fooled by the move, but was it legal? From the Globe and Mail:

“I have looked at it and I guarantee you that if you ask them (the Canucks), they’re going to say it was a good goal,” Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. “To me, it looks a little questionable. It looks like he does take a step backward. It looks like the puck is moving backward.”

Shooters in the tiebreaker must make a consistent, continual move to the net. The Blue Jackets didn’t think Raymond did.

Officials chose not to review the play.

“We were all kind of pointing at it, asking (the officials) if they could go upstairs (to a video review),” Blue Jackets centre Ryan Johansen said. “I’m surprised they didn’t at least check. Why wouldn’t you check?”

I don’t know Ryan. I don’t know.

 

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