Did It Cross The Line?
Really simple. Do you think that Daniel Briere’s wrap around attempt crossed the line with less than 14 seconds left in the 3rd period of Game 4 against the Rangers?My opinion is that the momentum of the shot did take the puck over the line, but without a freeze frame that clearly shows the entire puck over the line, it cannot be assumed that the puck did cross the line. By the same token that Rachunek’s intent could not be taken into consideration with the “kicking motion” disallowed goal, same can be said about the momentum of the puck in this case.
If anything, the NHL owed this to the Rangers after having Rachunek’s goal not count in Game 3 and the barrage of bad penalty calls on anyone wearing royal blue.