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Wednesday, 06.09.2010 / 11:11 PM / 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Conference Semifinals

By NHL.com Staff

Video Review – Chicago at Philadelphia (Game 6), 4:10 of overtime
06.09.2010 / 11:11 PM ET

Video review at 4:10 of overtime confirmed conclusively that the puck shot by Patrick Kane was a good goal.


Video Review – Chicago at Philadelphia (Game 5), 15:50 of the 3rd period
06.04.2010 / 10:57 PM ET

Video review determined conclusively that the puck shot by the Blackhawks Brian Campbell entered the net legally and that there was no distinct kicking motion used by a Blackhawks' player on the play.  Good goal.


Video Review – Chicago at Philadelphia (Game 3), 5:02 of overtime | WATCH
06.02.2010 / 11:23 PM ET

Video review at 5:02 of overtime was used to determine whether the puck shot by the Flyers Simon Gagne crossed the goal line. Replays showed conclusively that the puck did not cross the goal line prior to the referee killing the play dead.  No goal.


Video Review – Chicago at Philadelphia (Game 3), 9:55 of the 2nd Period | WATCH
06.02.2010 / 9:31 PM ET

Video review at 9:55 of the 2nd period of the Flyers' Chris Pronger shot conclusively showed via the overhead camera replay that the puck did cross the goal line. Good goal.


Video Review – San Jose at Chicago (Game 4), 13:18 of the 2nd Period | WATCH
05.23.2010 / 4:42 PM ET

Video review was used at 13:18 of the 2nd period to determine if the puck completely crossed the line before the play was dead. Several different camera angles were used to determined that the puck completely crossed the goal line. Good goal.

Video Review – San Jose at Chicago (Game 3), 18:09 of the 1st Period | WATCH
05.21.2010 / 8:19 PM ET

Video review was used to determine whether the puck entered the net by a distinct kicking motion by San Jose's Joe Pavelski. The play was reviewed from several different angles and it was determined that Pavelski's right skate kicked the puck into the net. No goal.

Video Review – Philadelphia at Montreal (Game 3), 16:52 of the 1st Period | WATCH
05.20.2010 / 7:47 PM ET

Video Review at 16:52 of the 1st period showed conclusively that the puck deflected off of the body of Montreal's Tom Pyatt and supported the call of good goal on the ice by Referee Brad Watson.   Good goal.

Video Review – Philadelphia at Boston (Game 7), 14:46 of the 2nd Period | WATCH
05.14.2010 / 8:39 PM ET

Video Review was used to determine whether the puck entered the Boston net with 5:14 remaining in the second period. Several different camera angles were used to determined that the puck never completely crossed the goal line, call on the ice stands - no goal.

Video Review – Philadelphia at Boston (Game 7), 8:39 of the 2nd Period | WATCH
05.14.2010 / 8:24 PM ET

Video Review was used to determine whether the puck completely crossed the goal line.  After review it was determined that the puck completely crossed the goal line, call on the ice stands - good goal for Philadelphia.

Video Review – Pittsburgh at Montreal (Game 4), 5:18 of 1st period | WATCH
05.06.2010 / 7:27 PM ET

Video review at 5:18 of the 1st period determined conclusively that the puck deflected off of the skate of the Penguins' Chris Kunitz and that there was no distinct kicking motion.  Good goal.

Video Review – Chicago at Vancouver (Game 3), 13:58 of 3rd period | WATCH
05.06.2010 / 12:03 AM ET

Video review was used at 13:58 of the 3rd period to determined that puck went off Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler's skate and into the net. Good goal.

Video Review - San Jose at Detroit, 13:33 of the 1st period | WATCH
05.04.2010 / 8:14 PM ET

Video Review at 13:33 of the 1st period determined conclusively the call on the ice by the officials - the puck deflected off of the skate of Detroit's Tomas Holmstrom.  Good Goal.

Video Review - San Jose at Detroit, 9:47 of the 1st period | WATCH
05.04.2010 / 8:04 PM ET

Video Review at 9:47 of 1st period determined conclusively that Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg used a distinct kicking motion with his left skate.  No goal.

Video Review - Phoenix at Detroit, 16:29 of the 3rd period | WATCH
04.25.2010 / 4:50 PM ET

Video Review was used to determine whether the puck shot by Detroit Red Wings forward Darren Helm  crossed the goal line. The play was reviewed from a number of different angles and it was confirmed that the entire puck crossed the goal line.  GOAL


Video Review - Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 16:19 of the 2nd period | WATCH
04.24.2010 / 8:50 PM ET

Video review was used to determine if the puck shot by Ottawa's Mike Fisher was over the goal line before the net was off the pegs.  Several different camera angles were used to determined that the net was not in its proper position when the puck crossed the line. No goal.


Video Review - Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 12:40 of the 1st period | WATCH
04.24.2010 / 7:40 PM ET

Video review was used to determine if the puck shot by Penguins' Michael Rupp crossed the Ottawa goal line.  Several different camera angles were used and none could determine that the puck completely crossed the goal line. The call on the ice stands - no goal.


Video Review - Detroit at Phoenix, 2:56 remaining in the 1st period | WATCH
04.23.2010 / 10:45 PM ET

Video Review was used to determined that the goal scored by Detroit entered the net legally. It was determined that the puck entered the net as a result of contact from a Phoenix player, call on the ice stands - good goal.


Game Delay - Montreal at Washington, start of the second period
04.23.2010 / 08:22 PM ET

The delay in the Montreal-Washington game at the start of the second period was due to adjustments being made to the overhead camera above the net nearest the Montreal bench.


Video Review - Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 2:05 of the first overtime | WATCH
04.22.2010 / 10:06 PM ET

Video review at 2:05 of the 1st overtime period confirmed the call on the ice by Referee Dan O'Halloran that Ottawa's Nick Foligno used a distinct kicking motion to propel the puck into the net.  No goal.


Video Review - Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 3:22 of 3rd period | WATCH
04.22.2010 / 9:12 PM ET

Video review was used to confirm the call on the ice by all four officials that Chris Kunitz's stick made contact with the puck above the height of the cross bar.  No goal.


Video Review - Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 18:34 of 2nd period | WATCH
04.22.2010 / 8:52 PM ET

Video review was initiated after the call on the ice by Referee Brian Pochmara was that the net was dislodged prior to the puck crossing the goal line on the shot by Pittsburgh's Chris Kunitz.  Video review determined that, while the net was lifted up, it was still deemed to be in a proper position (per Rule 78.4) when the puck crossed the goal line.  Rule 78.4 states: "The goal frame shall be considered in its proper position when at least a portion of the flexible peg (s) are still inside both the goal post and the hole in the ice.  The flexible pegs could be bent, but as long as at least a portion of the flexible peg (s) are still in the hole in the ice and the goal post, the goal frame shall be deemed to be in its proper position.  The goal frame could be raised somewhat on one or both posts but as long as the flexible pegs are still in contact with the holes in the ice and the goal posts, the goal frame shall not be deemed to be displaced."  Good goal.


Video Review - Philadelphia at New Jersey, 11:48 of 2nd period | WATCH
04.22.2010 / 8:31 PM ET

Video review was used at 11:48 of the 2nd period and determined that the shot by Philadelphia's Claude Giroux crossed the goal line. Good goal.


Video Review - Phoenix at Detroit, 15:33 of 2nd period | WATCH
04.20.2010 / 8:18 PM ET

Video review was used to determine if the puck shot by Detroit's Niklas Kronwall was deflected above the crossbar. Several different camera angles were used and none could determine that the puck was struck above the crossbar, the call on the ice stands - good goal. 


Video Review -- Vancouver at Los Angeles, 3:06 of the third period | WATCH

Video Review was used to determine whether the puck was kicked into the net by Vancouver's Daniel Sedin with a kicking motion. Upon review, it was determined that the puck was propelled into the net by a kicking motion. This was not a deflection. The direction the puck was moving, and the force of the skate, were the determining factors in concluding 'No goal.'


Video Review - Pittsburgh at Ottawa, 19:20 of first period | WATCH
04.18.2010 / 7:22 PM ET

Video Review was used to determine whether the puck was directed into the net by Ottawa's Peter Regin with a distinct kicking motion. The play was reviewed from a number of different angles and it was confirmed Regin used a distinct kicking motion and the puck did not touch any other stick before crossing the goal line. No goal.


Video Review - Phoenix at Detroit, 12:27 of second period | WATCH
04.18.2010 / 4:44 PM ET

Video Review was used to determine whether the puck shot by Phoenix Coyotes forward Wojtek Wolski crossed the goal line. The play was reviewed from a number of different angles and it was confirmed that the puck never crossed the line. No goal.


Video Review - Montreal at Washington, 16:58 of second period
| WATCH
04.17.2010 / 8:38 PM ET

Video Review was used to determine whether the puck shot by Benoit Pouliot crossed the goal line. The play was reviewed from a number of different angles and it was confirmed that the puck never crossed the goal line. Play continued, and the goal scored by Andrei Kostitsyn was a good goal.


Video Review - Colorado at San Jose, 7:34 of third period | WATCH
04.17.2010 / 12:52 AM ET

Video Review was used to determine whether the puck shot by San Jose's Joe Thornton crossed the goal line.  Several different camera angles were used and none were conclusive that the puck crossed the line.  The call on the ice by Referee Marc Joanette of no goal stands.


Get the scoop from Toronto
04.14.2010 / 02:47 PM ET

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I was in there icing my face as she was trying to push a baby out.

— Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf on going to the hospital with a facial laceration while his wife was in labor following Game 1 on Wednesday