Referees miss penalty just before Carolina’s OT winner!

Huge controversy in Game 2 of CAR/NYI.



The Carolina Hurricanes took a 2-0 lead in their first-round series against the New York Islanders on Wednesday, but it comes with a huge controversy.

The game needed overtime to settle the score as it was tied 3-3 after regulation.

Both teams jumped back on the ice for overtime. Jesper Fast played the hero for Carolina, however, the referees played the villains. Fans on social media clearly noticed that the officials missed a high-sticking call on Scott Mayfield. The Islanders’ defenseman was injured on the sequence, but no call was made and Fast scored the overtime winner to give the Hurricanes the 4-3 victory.

However, former NHLer Mike Rupp explained why this call wasn't made, especially in playoff overtime: 

Another officiating scandal in the first round of the series this postseason! 

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Source: Rob Taub