Yeah, High Timez, they started the play right away and only reviewed it later - which was stupid. Since you can’t disallow a goal after there has been an ensuing faceoff, why do it at all? All it did was make a worse mess.
In any event, yes, the goal would have given the Russians some momentum but, hey, at 2-0, you’re still in the game and credit goes to Canada for stepping on their throats when they were down and finishing the job. After all, Team Canada did nothing wrong. It was the officials’ mistake and we all know the breaks have gone against Canada many times before. In '72, they got jerked around big time in Russia but still overcame the adversity to win three of the four games and, thus, the series.
And I totally agree with you, Eso, on Maguire and that stupid “boy became a man” comment. When the guy made the play, Maguire howled that it was an “unbelievable” play when, in reality, all it was was a solid defensive play. Maguire’s just trying too hard, largely, I think because of that stupid “monster of the game” thing they have going.
Anyway, great game for Canada. Some disagree about the Finnish goalie getting best goalie but, if you take away the first period yesterday, Pogge didn’t have nearly as much work, so I think the Finn deserved it. That said, how about that glove save on the deflection in the first by Pogge!!