Why was Russia's go-ahead goal against USA disallowed?
FEB 15, 2014 11:07a ET
While you are doing your “USA! USA! USA!” chants this morning, you should acknowledge that the fighting Oshies got a break in their 3-2 win against Russia at Sochi.
The play went to review, and the goal was overturned. After some confusion as to why (NBC announcers originally though it was due to a high-stick call) cameras seemed to capture the net off its mooring ever so slightly. See below:
In the NHL, this would have been a goal thanks to Rule 78.4 Scoring a Goal (see paragraph one) because the goal was only slightly dislodged.
International rules do not allow for this kind of flexibility.