In the game tonight between Boston and Washington Semin throws a shot on Rask and the puck dribbles across the goal line. A Boston player throws it out with his stick. Ref calls it a goal. It’s too close so they go upstairs and review it.
At this point you’re thinking they’re looking for conclusive proof that it was a goal.
But they’re not because the ref called it a goal.
What they’re looking for, because the ref called it a goal, is conclusive proof that it was not a goal!
It works in reverse, too. If the ref calls no goal, they’re looking for conclusive proof it was a goal.
What a stupid system. Who thought this up?