NHL "War Room" Fails as Kings lose 3-2

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OTTAWA, ON - NOVEMBER 22: Wayne Simmonds of the Los Angeles Kings argues with referee Tim Peel (20) after his goal was waved off during a game against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place on November 22, 2010 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

On two separate occasions, Kings goals were reviewed and both times Los Angeles caught the short end of the stick.

The first of two blown calls took place late in the first period where during a scramble in front of the goal, the Senators’ Matt Carkner slid deliberately pulled the net off. The Kings’ Wayne Simmonds flipped the puck into an open net seconds after the net had been benightedly dislodged in a last ditch effort to prevent a goal. After official review, the goal was disallowed and no subsequent penalty was given.

The second reviewed play came with just 3 seconds in the final period and the Kings down by 1. Ryan Smyth redirected a shot by defensemen Jack Johnson shot into the Ottawa net. Referee Eric Furlatt immediately waved off the goal, claiming that Smyth had deflected the puck in using a high stick. The call would be reviewed but in the end the call would upheld and no goal was awarded to the Kings.

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