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Quick Saves The Day With Controversial Glove Save

Quick Saves The Day With Controversial Glove Save

A late third period goal line glove save by Jonathan Quick left Los Angeles Kings fans stunned, and Edmonton Oilers fans incensed on Sunday night.

This play was about as close as it could get. Trailing by a goal, with Cam Talbot on the bench for the extra attacker, rookie Connor McDavid believed that he had tied the game with about 5 seconds left. The only problem was that Quick reached back and made a sensational glove save on the goal line, and none of the camera angles could definitively tell that the puck crossed the goal line.

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While social media erupted, a lengthy review took place – ultimately coming to the conclusion that the call on the ice would stand. No goal.

Time expired, and the Kings walked out of Rexall Place with the two points. The Oilers and their fans were left with a bad taste in their mouth, which is expected. That’s about as close as you can come to scoring a goal without it counting.

Now that is an exciting way to finish a hockey game!

To watch a full video of the crazy play, check it out below.

About The Author

Greg Balloch

Greg Balloch is a Vancouver-based writer for InGoal Magazine, broadcaster for Sportsnet 650, and goaltending coach. His career began in Hamilton, Ontario with the Junior 'A' Hamilton Red Wings, before moving to Vancouver to cover the Canucks on the radio and work with the Surrey Eagles of the BCHL. A lifelong goaltender, he has been teaching the position for over a decade.

1 Comment

  1. James DeMarco

    This is a tough call. But that puck has to be 100% over that line. Was it 80% over the line? maybe. But not 100%. Nice save!