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Sabres succumb to video review

Sabres succumb to video review

The video review has been favorable to the Buffalo Sabres all postseason long . . . up until Tuesday night.
The Sabres thought Daniel Briere's shot got past a stretched-out Henrik Lundqvist and crossed the line to tie Game 4 with 16.7 seconds left. But after review, officials deemed that there was no goal on the play and eventually the only thing that was tied was the series.
As Blueshirt backers at the Garden went crazy, Buffalo was left devastated.
"From what I could see it was a goal," said Buffalo coach Lindy Ruff, who was livid after the controversial call was made. "If we did a better job earlier . . . we had some opportunities earlier . . . it wouldn't have gone to that point. We got some good reviews, let's not kid ourselves."
The Sabres have benefited from a video review on four close goal calls in this postseason alone. Last night, their luck ran out.
Briere, who said he didn't see the replay, was deflated after the decision.
"From what everyone around me is saying, they're saying it crossed the line," he said. "It happened too quick. I couldn't see if it crossed. I'm hoping that the league is right."
Even though Jaromir Jagr didn't think the goal crossed the line, he admitted that there have been officiating errors with the reviews.
"I was very confident (it wasn't a goal), but like I said there were too many mistakes," Jagr said.
The series now shifts back to Buffalo on Friday for a pivotal Game 5. The Sabres, who seemed to be in control of the series with a 2-0 lead, don't want the review to linger.
"It's not even worth our time," said Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller. "The game is over. You guys can make your own judgment on it."


Updated : 2021-05-11 15:46 GMT+08:00