It was 11 years ago tonight that the call came down: no goal.
Every Calgary fan was hoping for a review – praying for a goal – after Martin Gelinas scored what appeared to be the possible cup-clinching goal in Game 6 of the 2004 Stanley Cup Final. Referee Stephen Walkom made no signal on the ice at the time, and play continued. The goal was never officially reviewed.
Some felt it had never crossed the line. Others argued it had been kicked in. In any case, the potential goal didn’t count, and the game remained tied at two.
The next goal would come from Tampa’s Martin St. Louis, who scored in double-overtime to force a Game 7. The Lightning went on to win that one 2-1 at home.
Looking back, 11 years later, should that one have counted?