The most popular topic stemming from last night’s 2-1 Dallas Stars victory over the Vancouver Canucks was the apparent Henrik Sedin power play goal that was called off early in the second period. The official reason referee Rob Martell waved the goal off was because he felt that Daniel Sedin had made illegal contact with Stars’ goalie Kari Lehtonen just prior to Henrik’s shot.
Obviously, the goal could have been a huge momentum-changer, as it would have evened the score at 1-1 in a game that the Canucks were controlling the play.
Needless to say, Twitter exploded with conspiracy theories and charges of bias against the Canucks. I was one beneficiary of this Twitter rage as my picture of “Angry Torts” (as above) had me trending atop the Trendsmap rankings for Vancouver for a short while.
I can safely say that this was the first time and likely the only time I will ever be trending in ANYTHING. But I digress.
Thanks once again to you – the awesome people on Twitter – I have compiled yet another top 10 list.
Here are the Top 10 Reasons Why Henrik Sedin’s Goal Was Waved Off.
HM: “Just to piss us off.” – submitted by @KevinBye1
HM: “It was an action out of habit, as the refs all assume the Canucks can’t score.” – submitted by @A_L_ai
10: “Ref made a human mistake but sh!tty rules allow that to happen with no recourse by team.” – submitted by @THECooop
9: “Refs thought they were UFC judges.” – submitted by @greynotegroup
8: “Coin came up heads.” – submitted by @skitzo12
7: “The Henrik goal was waved off because the refs wanted to make the early bird special at the buffet. OT would have made them late.” – submitted by @HabsLions
6: “Gary Bettman pressed the ‘Screw the Canucks’ button at NHL headquarters and activated the implant in the ref’s head.” – submitted by @b_cmack
5: “Staches got in the way – too many participants for Movember.” – submitted by @elmeebaterina
4: “Henrik farted in Lehtonen’s face. Heard that could give a guy pink eye.” – submitted by @cbaldwin74
2: “The ref got confused that Henrik shot the puck. Thought it was an illegal move for him.” – submitted by @jasonclowers24
1: “Ref didn’t want Henrik passing Don Lever on the all-time goal scoring list.” – submitted by @Steve_May