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MUST SEE: NHL referee has fans fired up after controversial call


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Travis Politakis
February 23, 2024  (8:15)
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In all sports referees have a tremendous amount of power and impact on the outcome of a play, or even a game, and fans often times direct blame their way. Whether it is an egregious holding call at the end of Super Bowl 57, or a controversial runners interference call in the 2013 World Series, there have been many instances where referees have been the center of sports controversy. Last night, one referee made headlines with a call delivered in the third period of the St. Louis Blues v New York Islanders game.

In the third period, Pavel Buchnevich of the St. Louis Blues seemed capped off his hat trick with a goal with just under ten minutes remaining in the third period. The goal was put under review for a period of time before referee Garrett Rank delivered the call in a, I guess you could say, unique way.
"You're not gonna like it but the call on the ice was correct, no goal"

Rarely, in all sports, do you see a referee acknowledge the home crowd, which is what Rank did. Despite the call, Rank received backlash for his delivery on the call, by his fellow and former referees. One came from former NHL referee Tim Peel.
"Just make the call! Don't like this at all and I guarantee the #NHL doesn't like this announcement either!"

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MUST SEE: NHL referee has fans fired up after controversial call

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