It’s safe to say there were some unhappy Avalanche fans after a controversial coach’s challenge ultimately went in the Sharks’ favour.
For those of you who missed it, Colin Wilson appeared to tie the game nearly halfway through the second period but after a challenge from Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer, it was determined that Avs captain Gabriel Landeskog was offside by a hair as he was slowly making a change at Colorado’s bench. The ruling had its critics but the most notable rant came from Avalanche studio anchor Kyle Keefe, who went off on Twitter after the goal was overturned. The man was clearly not on the same page as the crew in Toronto.
Think Mr. Keefe thought the call should have been upheld, er……
The call certainly did prove to be game-changing. Less than five minutes later, Sharks forward Joonas Donskoi put home the eventual game-winner after beating Philip Grubauer with 7:23 left in the second.
Despite the call, Landeskog proved why he was given the ‘C’ at 19 years of age. He completely shouldered the blamed after the game and admitted that he should have gotten off of the ice quicker.
Oh, what could have been.
(H/T Kyle Keefe)