The Toronto Marlies’ season came to an end on a sour note, thanks to a controversial no-call right before Checkers forward Morgan Geekie scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to give Charlotte a 4-3 win and eliminate the Marlies from the Eastern Conference Finals.
1:35 into the second overtime period, Checkers forward Steven Lorentz shot the puck out of play, however, the play was not blown dead. The puck dropped back into the playing surface and then 14 seconds later, Lorentz set up Geekie for the game-winner. In a matter of seconds, the Marlies’ season came to a close on a play that should have never even occurred.
Take a look for yourself:
The puck went out of play, but no whistle was blown. The game carried on. And then, Charlotte scored the winner. Fitting end to such an atrociously called series. #Marlies are done and the #Checkers are headed to the Calder Cup Final. Brutal. @TLNdc pic.twitter.com/utkXRRwrNM
— Jacob Stoller (@JLStoller) May 27, 2019
The AHL rulebook states that if the puck hits anything that is not the boards or glass, the play shall be called to a halt. If the puck is shot out by the attacking forward (as …
Author: Jacob Stoller / The Leafs Nation