I hope they win. Maybe then the NHL would take head injuries more seriously. How many times have we seen players give premeditated crosschecks to the head, and get a small slap on the wrist. Hell we've seen a player with concussion history have his helmet removed, and head slammed into the glass. We've even seen it with the helmet still on. It's time for the NHL to be proactive, and not wait until a career ending concussion happens from one of these actions.
In order to award a goal in this situation, the goal post must have been displaced by the actions a defending player or goalkeeper, the puck must have been shot (or the player must be in the act of shooting) at the goal prior to the goal post being displaced, and it must be determined that the puck would have entered the net between the normal position of the goal posts.
Sorry I was only reading the first part, I stand corrected...good goal I don't know what it is about our defenders, and pushing playes into the net/howard, but it feels like it's happening on a daily basis.
I thought the call was BS. If there was no goal on the play smith would not have been given a penalty for Delay of game. I see the rule as a player has to push the net off directly, which would result in a delay of game penalty. In this instance smith is making a hockey play and the net comes off. I'm really starting to hate the NHL and all these rules they leave up for interpretation, nothing is black and white. On a side note since when can they review stuff like is the player pushed or not. I've seen plenty of calls were it was called goaltender interference, and the player was pushed into the goalie. On the replay they just looked for if contact was made with the goalie or not.