Hello Good Lookin' Hockey Fans! How is everyone? What exactly is a turnover? In one sentence a turnover is: losing control of the puck to the opposing team. A team doesn't hand the opposing team the puck as a gift. Turnovers usually happen because of sloppy offensiveness, which leads to defensive brilliantness, or sloppy defensiveness and offensive brilliantness, which then leads to the puck being taken down the ice in the opposite direction is was just traveling and possibly a scoring opportunity. Last night the turnovers were freshly baked and flying high in the 2nd period, 6 goals were scored and it was nutty.
Below I have uploaded Chris Higgins's goal from last night. It was a goal because of a turnover and the commentator even says "The Oilers have the puck and they keep giving it back" followed up by the other commentator saying "And it's not only the dreaded turnover."
Perhaps the one of the most exciting parts of the game was a disallowed goal with 11 seconds left by David Perron, end of the 3rd period that would have tied the game and sent it to overtime. The goal was immediately waved off by the referee no questions asked. They did call head office in Toronto for the reply but a bad goal is a bad goal. Why was this goal disallowed? It was determined the goal was kicked into the net. Remember hockey fans, pucks cannot be thrown or kicked into the net. You can see an obvious kicking motion, Perron's skate contacts the puck and slides in underneath Ryan Miller. Done, over, no goal. At the end of the video I have uploaded below you can see in slow motion why the goal was disallowed and the ref waving it off.
Below I have uploaded the fight, followed by the goal and finally Boyd's goal and we hear the commentator say assisted by Pizizzotto.
Congrats Pinizzotto! May your vintage hockey style of fights and scoring lead to even more great nights in hockey.
Until next time hockey fans, enjoy!