Refereeing Department on Cup-winning goal
Following Ak Bars forward Rob Klinkhammer’s goal in the 42nd minute of Sunday's match in Kazan – the goal which sealed victory for his team in the Gagarin Cup final series against CSKA - the visitors' bench appealed for a video review to ascertain whether the CSKA goalie had been blocked before the goal had been scored. As the video footage shows, there was no illegal impedence of the goaltender by the Kazan player, and as a result, the referee correctly allowed the goal to stand.
Refereeing Department on Kazan's goal and no-goal
In the 37th minute of Monday's match in Kazan, Game 2 of the Gagarin Cup final series between Ak Bars and CSKA, a goal from Kazan's Rob Klinkhammer restored the home team's lead, but the referee referred the episode to the video goal judge to ascertain whether Ak Bars had too many players on the ice. The video showed that no such violation of the rule had occurred, and so the referee awarded a goal.
Refereeing Department clarifies SKA's no-goal
In the 36th minure of Friday's match in Saint Petersburg, Game 5 of the Western Conference final series between the hosts, SKA, and CSKA Moscow, the video goal judge was called upon to determine whether the puck had crossed the Muscovites' goal-line following a shot from SKA's Jarno Koskiranta. As the video footage shows, CSKA goaltender Lars Johansson had made a successful save, and therefore no goal was given.
Refereeing Department clarifies CSKA's leveler
In the 18th minure of Monday's match in Moscow, Game 3 of the Western Conference final series between CSKA and SKA Saint Petersburg, shortly after the visitors had taken the lead, home forward Kirill Petrov leveled the score, but there were appeals from the Petersburg bench for a video review, claiming that goaltender Mikko Koskinen had been impeded before the puck had crossed the line. As the video evidence shows, there was no foul play from CSKA against the goaltender, and so the goal was awarded.
SKA's second goal: why the ref was right
In the 31st minute of Saturday's match in Saint Petersburg, Game 2 of the Western Conference final series between SKA and CSKA Moscow, the referee called for the video goal judge to review Jarno Koskiranta's goal for the hosts, to ascertain whether SKA had too many players on the ice at the moment the goal was scored. As the video footage clearly shows, SKA was not guilty of fielding too many players, and the referee correctly awarded the goal.
Ak Bars no-goal: why the ref was right
In the 21st minute of Friday's match in Kazan, Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final series between Ak Bars and Traktor Chelyabinsk, the video goal judge reviewed an apparent goal by the home team. As the video shows, the Ak Bars player consciously directs the puck into the net with his left skate, and therefore, the goal was correctly struck out.
Video review of Traktor's leveler
In the 19th minute of Tuesday's match in Ufa, the deciding Game 7 in the Eastern Conference semi-final series between Salavat Yulaev and Traktor, and after the Chelyabinsk team had leveled the score at 1-1, the home team bench requested a video review of the goal, claiming a possible offside. As the video footage (below) clearly shows, no player was in an offside position and the referee was correct to award a goal to the visitors.
Refereeing Department on CSKA-Jokerit's no-goals
In the 29th minute of Thursday's match in Moscow, Game 5 of the Western Conference semi-final series between CSKA and Jokerit Helsinki, the visiting team scored an apparent goal which triggered a request from the home team bench for a video review. The appeal was made on the grounds of a possible offside.
Refereeing Department on Loko-SKA and Salavat-Traktor
In response to further requests for clarification, the KHL Refereeing Department has released the video evidence to dispel confusion over two more controversial episodes, one from Tuesday's match in Yaroslavl, Game 4 of the Western Conference semi-final series between Lokomotiv and SKA Saint Petersburg, and the other from Tuesday's match in Chelyabinsk, Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semi-final series between Traktor and Salavat Yulaev Ufa.
Refereeing Department clarifies disputed Ak Bars goals
In response to much heated debate over two controversial episodes from Tuesday's match in Magnitogorsk - Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semi-final series between Metallurg and Ak Bars Kazan - the KHL Refereeing Department has issued the following clarification in order to dispel any confusion regarding the officials' decisions in each instance.
Refereeing Department clarifies Loko's no-goal
In the 8th minute of Monday's match in Yaroslavl – Game 3 of the Western Conference semi-final series between Lokomotiv and SKA Saint Petersburg - the referee requested a video review after Lokomotiv defenseman Jakub Nakladal's shot had apparently given the home team a 1-0 lead. After deliberations from the video goal judge, the goal was ruled out on the grounds that the puck had left the field of play earleir in the move.
Koskiranta's game-winner: clarification by Refereeing Department
In the 8th minute of overtime during Wednesday’s match in Cherepovets between Severstal and SKA Saint Petersburg, visting forward Jarno Koskiranta scored the game-winning goal, which was eventually confirmed following an appeal by the Severstal head coach, who requested that the video goal judge study the replays for a possible offside.