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Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner said Wednesday the NHL “predetermined” a goal review would go against them during a 3-2 overtime loss to the New York Islanders.
According to ESPN.com’s Greg Wyshynski, Lehner suggested the NHL knew it was going to allow a goal by Isles forward Josh Bailey late in regulation before even looking at the video:
“I know Toronto already made up their mind it was a goal before they shot the puck. It’s just how it works in this league. Everything is predetermined against us. It’s not to be sulking or anything. We’re not where we want to be or anything like that. It’s just how it is. The Islanders are in a playoff spot, and you know, it is what it is.”
Lehner originally appeared to make a great glove save with just over one minute left in the third period, but replay officials deemed his glove was fully across the goal line.
That goal tied the game at 2-2, and New York went on to win in overtime on a goal from rookie Mathew Barzal one minute, eight seconds into the session.
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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