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Video officials work overtime in Pens-Sens Game 5

Posted on: April 23, 2010 12:42 am
Edited on: April 23, 2010 12:44 am
By Erin Brown

The Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins were not the only ones who worked a little overtime on Thursday.

Officials in the league's video replay "war room" located in Toronto, Ont. were called upon three times in the Senators' 4-3 triple-overtime victory over the Penguins. One replay resulted in an overturned call, while the other two upheld calls on the ice.

The first incident happened with 1:26 left in the second period. Chris Kunitz 's shot crossed the goal line as the net appeared to come off its moorings. Referee Brian Pochmara signaled "no goal," saying the net was dislodged by Bill Guerin . Video review showed the puck lifted off its pegs, but remained in a legal position. Kunitz's goal tied the game at two apiece.

Kunitz also played a role in the second a little more than three minutes into the third period when he knocked a puck out of mid-air into the net. Referee Dan O'Halloran waived off the goal due to a high stick. Video replay confirmed Kunitz touched the puck above the crossbar.

The last incident occurred 2:05 into overtime when Ottawa's Nick Foligno crashed the net and redirected the puck with his left skate. O'Halloran immediately waived it off. Video officials upheld the decision, noting the puck was kicked in.

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