Vancouver Canucks left winger Daniel Sedin was sent to the penalty box midway through overtime of the exciting Game 4 match up against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night, but the penalty he received for boarding has received a lot of criticism. It didn’t seem like a play that deserved a penalty, especially when you consider it was in overtime of a NHL Playoff game.
Instead, the refs stuck with the call, Sedin headed to the box and Patrick Marleau put a rebounded puck in the back of the net to give the Sharks the win and complete the sweep of Vancouver.
There are still people complaining about the call, so watch the video below and share your thoughts.
Here is video of the controversial call:
It still doesn’t look like much of a penalty, but the Canucks cannot blame this for their elimination from the postseason.
They were consistently outplayed and out hustled by the Sharks from the beginning of the series and they were clearly the inferior team. It may have been an unfortunate call that will garner attention, but in the end it did not directly affect the outcome of this series.