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LATEST | Controversial goal call in the Big Apple and fans are calling out the NHL for being rigged

Published February 6, 2023 at 8:53 PM
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The NHL returned to play Monday night and the game between the New York Rangers and visiting Calgary Flames stole the show. This game had everything, big hits, big goals, and even a fair amount of controversy.

One of the biggest issues in NHL officiating when it comes down to video reviews is consistency. It's almost as if a coin toss was making the final call. During the Rangers vs Flames game with the Rangers leading 3-2, Flames forward Andrew Mangiapane snuck the puck past Rangers goaltender Jaroslav Halak to tie the game.

However, Rangers goaltender Jaroslav Halak immediately contested the goal as it appeared that Mangiapane looked to have kicked the puck past Halak. But after the review, the officials determined the puck was "deflected" in, not kicked in.





This caused outrage among the fans in attendance at Madison Square Garden and on social media. The fans accused the NHL and the on-ice officials of "rigging the game."

The goal would count making it 3-3, thankfully that goal didn't decide the outcome of the game, and Rangers fans felt better after Alexis Lafreniere would score the overtime winner giving the Rangers a 5-4 win.

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LATEST | Controversial goal call in the Big Apple and fans are calling out the NHL for being rigged

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