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Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry wants to answer your emails at cmonref@tsn. Lavonte David Authentic Jersey .ca. Hello Kerry, I was wondering if you can clarify why the Minnesota Wilds third goal versus the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday was allowed, or not even reviewed when it clearly didnt cross the goal line. Does the NHL not review all goals, regardless of crossing the line or not? If this would have been reviewed, the OT period would not have been required. Any clarification would be great - always a pleasure reading your side of these questions. First time writer, Roland, Winnipeg --- Hi Kerry, Really enjoy your column, always some great insight into what is happening on questionable plays. I have a question about the Jets/Wild game from Saturday. It seems that after further examination the tying goal that Thomas Vanek tipped, never actually crossed the goal-line as it went post-crossbar and down, but not across the line. It was called a goal, but not reviewed. I thought the War Room looked at every goal, why was this one not reviewed? Everything worked out well for the Jets as they got the win in OT, but it seems the game should never have gone to OT. Thanks, Leslie Mitchnik Roland and Leslie: Every apparent goal is reviewed by a staff member in the Situation Room in Toronto, in addition to the Video Goal Judge on site and must be confirmed as a good goal prior to the next puck drop. A final decision is rendered and then communicated by the Situation Room personnel to the penalty timekeeper at ice level to issue a thumbs up to the referee at centre ice. This is the signal to the ref that a good goal has been determined and he is allowed to drop the puck and resume play. A thumbs up is not issued until there is concrete evidence that the puck entered the net. The quick decision to confirm the tying goal credited to Thomas Vanek as opposed to placing the play under formal review however is somewhat confusing to us based on the broadcast replays that were offered. A formal review provides additional time within the process to look at every available angle and confirm beyond even the slightest doubt that a valid goal was scored. Replays shown by various camera angles on the Hockey Night Broadcast, in addition to postgame recap on NHL Game Center Live footage create reasonable suspicion (and even a pretty clear impression) that the puck went post to crossbar and straight down onto and ahead of the goal line without ever entering the net as you suggest Leslie. As I watched the Hockey Night in Canada feed I was also surprised that the ever hawkish Gary Galley or the guys in the broadcast truck did not pick up on the iron being struck on their final replay before going back to live action. Conversely, any suspicion that the puck did not enter the net was never mentioned throughout the balance of the game. Perhaps we missed something here Roland and Leslie? What we dont see, and would have if the play was placed under formal review, is the overhead camera shot. Referee Gord Dwyer, in perfect position on the goal line, signaled a goal when he believed that he saw the puck enter the goal underneath the crossbar and then struck the net-cam inside the top of the net. I cant believe that with the sensitivity surrounding goals being scored, the Situation Room did not have irrefutable evidence that the puck entered the net underneath the crossbar in confirmation of what the referee saw. Given our inability to observe the overhead shot, both the referee and the review process deserve the benefit of the doubt as far as Im concerned. It is just unfortunate that the hockey world did not have the opportunity to view the overhead camera in order to remove even the slightest hint of doubt from our minds as to whether the puck entered the net. Perhaps future broadcasts will provide the overhead camera feed whenever it is available for the viewing audience to see as well. Lee Roy Selmon Jersey .Y. -- Syracuse guard Trevor Cooney was mired in a shooting slump, and his woes coincided with a late-season swoon by the Orange. 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Cincinnati wound up with the No. 3 seed when New England beat Buffalo 34-20 later Sunday to clinch the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye. "Were playing with a lot of confidence right now," said Dalton, who was 21 of 36 for 281 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions. "The last couple of years we played on the road. For us to have a home game here, itll be a great environment. "Were ready for the playoffs to start." The Ravens (8-8) lost their last two games, denying them a chance to make the playoffs for a sixth straight season. They couldnt avoid the Super Bowl slump thats so common. The Ravens became the 15th Super Bowl champ that failed to reach the playoffs the following season, and the sixth in the last 12 years. Their running game fell apart, the offence had to settle for field goals, and the defence missed Ray Lewis inspiration in the big moments. "Thats it," coach John Harbaugh said. "That ends it. That stings." In Cincinnati, theres only one thing in mind: win a playoff game for the first time since the 1990 season. The Bengals lost opening-round games in Houston each of the last two seasons, leaving them tied for the seventh-longest stretch of playoff futility in NFL history. This time, theyll be playing at home, where theyve scored 49, 41, 42, 42 and 34 points in their last five games. "If we have to play next week or we have to play in two weeks, this team is going to carry this swagger and attitude into the playoffs," offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth said. "If we continue to put up 30-plus points a game and continue playing defence the way we are, well have a chance to make a lot of noise.&qquot; Most of the focus will be on Dalton, who had two horrid games in the playoffs. Gerald McCoy Jersey. He put together one of the best seasons by a Bengals quarterback, breaking Carson Palmers club records for touchdown passes and yards passing on Sunday. Dalton threw interceptions on Cincinnatis first two possessions, then regrouped. He threw a 53-yard pass to A.J. Green, who got behind a defence that went for a fake handoff. Marvin Jones made a one-hand, diving catch in the end zone for a 16-yard score just before halftime. Daltons 33rd TD pass surpassed Palmers club record from 2005. He finished 21 of 36 for 281 yards, breaking Palmers club record for yards passing in a season with 4,296. After the Ravens tied it 17-all in the third quarter, Dalton led a 90-yard drive that ended with his 1-yard touchdown run. "He just keeps being Andy," coach Marvin Lewis said. "He just keeps playing." All too often this season, the Ravens settled for field goals when they got close to the goal line. They did it again on Sunday, managing only three field goals off Daltons first three three interceptions. Justin Tucker was good from 38, 22 and 34 yards, giving him a club record of 38 field goals. The Ravens took advantage of Shawn Powells 10-yard shanked punt and evened it 17-all in the third quarter. Flacco threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Marlon Brown, and Ray Rice ran for the 2-point conversion. Dre Kirkpatrick had two interceptions in the fourth quarter that sealed it, including a 21-yard return for a touchdown. Flacco, playing his second game on a sprained left knee, was 30 of 50 for 192 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. Notes: Flacco threw for a career-high 3,912 yards this season. ... Browns TD catch tied Torrey Smiths club record of 7 TDs by a rookie. ... Rice set a club record for total yards from scrimmage with 9,214 career. ... The Bengals played without TEs Jermaine Gresham (hamstring) and rookie Tyler Eiffert (neck). ... The Bengals had to reconfigure their offensive line again when C Kyle Cook suffered a foot injury and tackles Anthony Collins and Whitworth hurt ankles. X-rays on Cook were negative. ... 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