Martin Brodeur is simply too good. He made 32 saves tonight in a losing effort, as the Sens took a 2-1 lead in the series. Realistically, that number should've been 33 saves. Don't get me wrong, I'm probably the biggest Senators fan on the blogosblogs, but that goal probably should've been disallowed. Brodeur was clearly interfered with, and had no chance to recover prior to Preissing's shot/goal.
That being said, I thought the Ottawa shot that went in after the whistle (Heatly, period 2, I believe) should've counted, since Sutherland (or maybe it was Watson) blew the whistle a bit quickly. So I guess it all comes out in the wash.
I really don't know how Ottawa is going to win this series if Brodeur continues to play so well. They've got to keep throwing shots at the net, and hope Emery can continue to play at the top of his game.
I can agree that there was some embellishment on that goal. I'm guessing that's the reason it didn't get called. The officials these playoffs are simply ... overzealous. They're not doing anything bad per se ... they're just fettering their discretion, and calling everything by the book, which makes the game oh-so-painful to watch.
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