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Bruins have a goal called back due to silly offside review

“This rule is dumb,” he says bitterly.

NHL: Boston Bruins at Minnesota Wild Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

The Bruins nearly got run out of the Xcel Center early in the second period, but the score remained tied late, mostly due to the stellar play of Tuukka Rask.

The Bruins took the lead when a point shot ticked in off the body of David Backes with around 6 minutes to go in the second.


Not so fast.

Minnesota challenged the goal, saying the Bruins were offside. After a lengthy review, the refs determined that the Bruins were, indeed, offside.

What do you think? (NESN screenshot)

via NESN

Per the league, Spooner, at the top of the screen, was the offender.

So it looks like (begrudgingly) they got the call right, but is this really what hockey has been reduced to?

Grumble grumble grumble

Game remains scoreless after two.