September 17, 2008

Nelson Emerson's Hand-y Idea to Score

Here's an interesting YouTube find from a game between the Winnipeg Jets and Chicago Blackhawks which took place October 16, 1993. The game is now in overtime and be sure to keep an eye on Winnipeg's Nelson Emerson as he comes around from behind the net.



Yes, Emerson catches Ed Belfour's clearance with a closed glove (a penalty) and proceeds to take a few strides and throw the puck at the net, which apparently didn't even cross the line and it's called a goal...even after a video review. Game over. Jets win 1-0.

I thoroughly enjoyed Daryl Sutter's cross-ice sprint towards referee Denis Morel and the ensuing huddle around Morel from the entire Blackhawks team.

How video review could have upheld that call is beyond me.

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9 comments:

ScottyWazz said...

Can we get a count on how many Sutters or Sutt-i there are on the Hawks in that moment?? There's Darryl, Rich (or Ron), and Brent-- at least.

Milton Byron said...

Well, if they only had the angles that sports channel showed, no wonder they did not over turn the on ice ruling, play stands.

Typical crying by the Sutter family, great players, but cry cry and more cry is one of the family traits

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Richard Pollock said...

I was at that game. Big win over the Hawks. We didn't care if it was thrown in or not.

dick_gozinia said...

Blackhawks have got to be the team most dicked over by instant replay. Wild got us twice with non-goals that didn't get overturned when they clearly should have.

Aron said...

wow that is a travesty...there are no words..

xcheck said...

I bet a million bucks Koharski was the ref.

He always had it in for us.

Going Five Hole said...

@xcheck: how do you figure when the video clearly shows the ref was Denis Morel?

Peter said...

Wow, that is officially the worst call I have ever seen. The goal judge never lit the lamp either so I doubt it crossed the line.
Haha and I thought I'd seen some terrible calls before...