Heat is still radiating from the contentious finish to Anaheim’s 3-2 overtime win over Carolina on Wednesday night. With just under three minutes to go in the extra session, Ducks forward Corey Perry appeared to trip ‘Canes forward Jussi Jokinen behind the Carolina net.
Then, things got interesting:
Here’s some of the Twitter feedback, first from CBC’s Elliotte Friedman:
Next, from Los Angeles Times reporter Helene Elliott:
Finally, Luke DeCock from the Charlotte News & Observer:
Key figures from the Ducks and ‘Canes had slightly different takes on the game-winning goal.
“They didn’t blow the whistle, so you keep playing,” Perry said. “I found Brookbank, and he made a great play back to me. We’ve had bad calls against us all year, and maybe this was a turning point for us. We’ll see.”
“It’s just unfortunate there in overtime to have a call like that go against us and end up costing us another point,” Carolina captain Eric Staal said. “Our compete level was there, we were on pucks, we were aggressive, we were attacking.”