I thought the rules were if a goalie was out of the crease he was
fair game ?
I cannot figure it out. Some games the goalie is outside his crease,
a player backs in, a goal is scored and it's fine, another game the
player back into a goalie outside the crease and it's a call.
The biggest turning point (outside of not showing up at the start)
was the Peca interference call. When the goalie was clearly outside
of the net and got a piece of him as he skated by.
This was when the Islander looked liked they were ready to dig in and
make Atlanta scramble and was right after the Slegr giveaway.
Speaking of Slegr I do not think he can help the Islanders and is not
worth anything unless Lindgren is the cost. He could not play in the
top three pairings and is too expensive.
Last night was the first time in a while that it looked like two refs
were calling teams based on last year and padded the stats with a few
calls to show they were on the job. I thought the call where Jonsson
was taken down was marginal, the play where Snow got called never
evened out when he was knocked into.
I thought the play where Blake knocked a Thrasher into the goal,
saving a goal, was a bit weak.
Oh yes, the Thrashers got a shorthanded goal, their second of the