Insane Save From Senators Goalie Actually Ruled Insane Diving Goal by Rangers

One man's failed save is another man's insane shot.
May 6, 2017, 10:20pm

The call on the ice is NO GOAL. Are we going to see that call overturned? #StanleyCup
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) May 6, 2017

In the third period, amidst a chaotic second round Stanley Cup playoff game between the Rangers and the Senators, Ottawa goalie Craig Anderson deflected a shot with his leg pads, leaving scraps on his doorstep. New York left winger Jimmy Vesey pounced on it like a hungry dawg with an outstretched stick and slapped the puck toward goal.


But Anderson came in with a brilliant, instinctive glove save, and the ruling on the ice said that it was a no-goal. That wouldn't last, though, as the shot went to replay assessment, where officials realized the error of their ways (tricky sleight-of-glove movements), and ruled the shot to be a goal. One man's failed insane save is another man's successful insane shot.

The Senators later came in to level the score, and now (as of this writing) we're in overtime at 4-4. The series is tied at two.


The Senators have taken a 3-2 series lead on an OT goal by Ottawa's Kyle Turris.