Sweden-Belarus Why wasn't the game stopped

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  1. Siberian

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    Can someone tell me why they did not stop the game after the puck hit Salo in the head? Wasn't the rule already implemented by that time?
     
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    I thought it hit him in the shoulder.
     
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    it didn't hit him in the head
     
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    Thanks for bringing back those wonderful memories.;)
     
  5. Siberian

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    It hit Salo right in the top of the helmet.
    The game should have been stopped because the rule says so and the goal should have never counted. I think everybody was just shocked by what happened and never paid attention to the fact the the goal should have been disallowed.
     
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    It did hit Salo in the head, but the IIHF rulebook states that "should a hard shot hit the goalkeeper's face mask while play is in progress, the referee should stop play." The word "hard" is actually underlined in the rulebook, meaning anything less than that won't result in a stoppage. It's at the referee's discretion and the shot on Salo wasn't much more than a floater as I recall.
     
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    The shot was a hard slapshot, you can't have an argument that it was not hard shot, this was anything but a floater.
     
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    Then why wasn't there a dispute? The purpose of the rule is to stop the play if the goalie is stunned or hurt. The only thing bruised by that shot was Salo's ego.
     
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    I do not understand too why nobody raised this question. I know Salo is very classy guy and perhaps he decided not to raise this but I can't understand why every swedish fan did not raise this issue, I just think everyone was too stunned by this.
     
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    More than just his ego, I think this led to severe psychological damage.
     
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    I think the issue wasn't raised because most everyone knows Salo had enough time to catch the puck or duck and let it go over the net. But for some reason he froze, did a little hop, and the puck hit him. Can you imagine if the ref had disallowed the goal? There would have been a riot, and rightly so.
     
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    Plus wasn't the shot from outside the blue line? It wasn't pointblank thats for sure.
     
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    Do none of you believe that the intial play should be allowed to be seen to its end and then a whistle blown if the puck is lying around? If i walk in on a breakaway and i go high and graze the head but it still goes in should it not count? Its not as though the shot that hit Salo fell back out for a rebound, it kept on into the net. It would be idiotic if whistles were blown in such situations.
     
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    This isn't the first thread on this topic..... :)
     
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    As a swedish fan, this was the first time I thought about it. Maybe the game should have been stopped.
     
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    Even Salo didn't protest! That tells you everything...
     
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    That's what I was thinking.
     
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    The problem might have been that the game was refereed by NHL refs, who were probably not very well aware of IIHF rules. In any case the game should have been stopped by the rulebook. I think Sweden had a case there.
     
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    It's kinda like the old toe-in-the-crease rule, technically it shouldn't have been allowed, but to not allow it would be stupid because it didn't actual go against the intention of the rule.

    and it would mean disallowing a goal for a very stupid reason.
     
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    Why wasn't Canada given a penalty shot in the 2002 World Junior Final when the Russia goalie delibritely disloged the net in the last 2 minutes of play?

    Sometimes calls are missed by the officials, even if they are significant as being he deciding factor in an elimination game. Especially when these calls are uncommon rules.

    If the team or its players didn't even object at the time, why is this such a big issue?
     
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    The play would've been stopped if the puck bounced off Salo and back into play. If the puck is on it's way into the net, play shouldn't be stopped.
     
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    Macman explained the rule pretty well. A shot from 30 miles outside the blueline should not stop play.

    There's a much more important question to be asked here: Why the hell was it 3-3 to begin with?
     
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    Why the hell was it 3-3 to begin with?

    Hardy Nilsson.
     
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    Bingo! This is not only about a fluke goal here. The whole team played below their potential the entire game. Sweden deserved to be waken up by that floater.
     
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