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No goal in Ufa

05.03.2012

In the 30th minute of the Game 3 between Salavat Yulaev and Ak Bars a shot from visitors’ forward Evgeny Bodrov triggered a controversial passage of play which could only be resolved with the aid of the video goal judge.

Despite close and detailed scrutiny of the episode using all the technology available, the video goal judge was still unable to determine beyond doubt whether the puck had crossed the Ufa men’s goal line and therefore the referee made the decision not to award a goal.

In the same passage of play, as the referee whistled to stop play, Kazan forward Artyom Lukoyanov sent in another shot on goal, and his attempt flew into the hosts’ net. However, as the puck crossed the line after the whistle had blown to stop the game, the referee had no option but to disallow the goal.