Well it was a goal that should never have counted that propelled the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday. Kings head coach Darryl Sutter was not to pleased about the goal, which hit up on the top part of the netting and hit Jonathan Quick’s back and landed in the back of the net.
“That’s embarrassing for the league,” Kings coach Darryl Sutter said. “It doesn’t matter if we would’ve scored it or they scored it.”
He is right. However, the ref had called it a goal on the ice and the play was deemed unreviwable. Even the man who got credit for the goal knew it shouldn’t have been a goal.
“Kronwall seemed to agree.”
“It shouldn’t have counted,” he said. “But at this stage of the game where we’re at in the standings, we’ll take it.”
Yes it was a huge two point for the Red Wings, who have 52 points after this game, are currently out of the playoffs. They are tied with the Columbus Blue Jackets for 8th in the Eastern Conference.
Meanwhile, during the game Jimmy Howard and Jonathan Quick exchanged a few words during the 2nd period. Here is what Howard had to say about the exchange of words.
“I asked him who he was bringing to Sochi,” Howard said. “I told him I was bringing my parents and my sister. It was a good discussion in that aspect.”
Here is what Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock had to say about the win.
“It was a huge win for us,” coach Mike Babcock said. “Our goaltender played real well, we competed hard. We got a good break and got rewarded for it.”
The Red Wings will next play the Blues at the Joe on Martin Luther King day.