Avalanche fans upset over Game 7 goal lost to offsides call
The San Jose Sharks advanced to the Western Conference finals with a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday night, and Avs fans are left wondering about what could have been after a goal was called off due to a controversial offsides call.
Colorado was down 2-1 and appeared to tie the game in the second period on a goal by Colin Wilson right after a line change. The Sharks challenged the goal and got their desired result as the goal was taken away due to offsides.
The officials/NHL determined that Gabriel Landeskog did not tag up at the blue line prior to the puck entering the offensive zone.
NHL has now sent out ruling that disallowed Wilson goal. pic.twitter.com/XhlZtR0ZZN
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 9, 2019
Here’s a good look at the play:
Here’s the call. The call on the ice was a goal. They reversed it and said he Gabe was offsides. Here’s proof he wasn’t. pic.twitter.com/zrTvKv1bvI
— Kyle Keefe (@kylekeefetv) May 9, 2019
The Athletic’s Jesse Granger put into perspective just how silly the rule is:
Serious question here.
Landeskog is no longer part of the play, according to the rules. If his skate on the ice doesn’t constitute too-many-men, how does it constitute offside?
He’s either part of play or he isn’t.
— Jesse Granger (@JesseGranger_) May 9, 2019
Shortly after the goal was reversed, San Jose scored to go up 3-1. They won 3-2 and advanced to the conference finals to face the Blues.
Landeskog addressed the play after the game, calling it a clumsy mistake.
— Michael Spencer (@MichaelCBS4) May 9, 2019
Avalanche fans remained ticked off after the game, still venting after the game about how they were robbed.