Monday, May 05, 2008

Way to go STARS!

After 3 1/2 overtimes, someone finally puts me out of my misery. Luckily it was a Star that did it to win the series! There were many "Wohs," "Ohs," and "Almosts" that made it a game not to miss if you were already watching it from the beginning, middle or even near the end of regulation. It truly could have gone either way, especially that one shot from Marleau of the Sharks on a basically open net but somehow Turco got the right leg kicked up to block it.

I believe Brad Richards actually ended it with his shot in OT1. The goal-watchers in Toronto and upstairs in the booth reviewed it and said it was a no-goal but I think it crossed the line completely. They ran the tape of it many times while the review was underway and if you watch it, you'll see that the overhead net camera is not perfectly or directly over the goal line. It in fact is a little behind it because when it looks down upon the crossbar of the net the goal line can be seen. If it was lined up properly, the crossbar and goal line would essentially be the same "line." So, after the constant viewings of the shot from the overhead cam, the puck looks like at least half if not three-quarters of it crosses the goal seen from the incorrect angle. I think if the camera or another camera for that matter had the proper positioning, the puck would have been shown as cross the entire goal line; hence, a goal, an OT goal, a quick win for the Stars instead of having to wait an hour later.

Yes, that's a bit overanalyzing if not a little dorky but did YOU stay up to watch the entire game until about 1:30 a.m. and have to be up at 7 a.m? I think my overanalysis is deserved and should be warranted by the governing body of the NHL. If those morons properly thought out camera placements, Game 6 would have been in the books way earlier.

Anyway, below is a shot of Morrow and Modano celebrating Morrow's game-winning goal. I thought it was a good shot and you can see more photos in a slide show here (as long as the link lasts).

Credit given to staff photographer.

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