The first two periods of Wednesday's Minnesota-Detroit game featured a couple of controversial plays, including a disallowed goal that might have been corrected by a better replay system and a hit to the head by Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall.
Let's start with the no-goal, as it's oddly fitting that a play like this happens on a day when the NHL's general managers determined that a challenge system is still "too complex."
Here's the play:
Good call? Wrong call? Either way it's tough to see at real speed, but is it something that replay could have corrected?
Maybe, but it wasn't reviewable because the call on the ice was a high-stick pass from Miller to Tootoo, which ended the play before the puck went in. Had Miller's stick knocked the puck directly into the net without it touching Tootoo's stick then it would have been reviewable.
There's also the issue of whether the puck even hit Miller's stick, or if it was directed over to Tootoo off the hand of Dany Heatley.
As for the other controversial play, Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall was given a four-minute double-minor for high sticking Minnesota's Charlie Coyle. Take a look at that play and watch Kronwall make contact with Coyle's head.
Brendan Shanahan and the department of player safety will probably be taking a look at that one.