Last night the San Jose Sharks played the Buffalo Sabres. No one thought the Sabres could skate with or beat the Sharks; the odds on the Sabres winning were +350. That means that a $100 bet would net you $350 if you pick Buffalo. I’m not one for a conspiracy, but the Sabres won the game, and should have lost.
San Jose came from behind to force an overtime period, and as luck would have it they scored. The problem was no one saw the goal, or at least no one acknowledged the goal. Check out the Video.
Elliotte Friedman pointed out in a series of tweets, “neither broadcast had it quickly and BUF’s didn’t show it at all. If ref says no-goal on-ice, I’m not sure how that one is getting caught. Not a great moment…but I can see how it happens. Ugh.” Sports.Yahoo.com
For Buffalo lucky is better than good, but the Sharks are a Playoff team and that extra point could be a huge thing come the end the year. Currently the Sharks are sitting in 3rd place in the West just one point out of the top spot. The Sabres are dead last in the East with 7 points, and are now in rebuild mode.
The NHL will need to answer for this one; my question is who will take the fall?