SOCHI, Russia -- The International Ice Hockey Federation has issued a statement clarifying the ruling on Russia's disallowed goal in the third period of a preliminary-round game against the U.S. on Saturday.
Russian officials and players disputed the call on the play, which would have given Russia a 3-2 lead late in the third period. The game went to a shootout, which was won by the U.S. in eight rounds.
According to the IIHF, the net had been knocked off its moorings before Fyodor Tyutin’s shot went into the net and the play was properly reviewed. The IIHF also said the ruling made by referees Brad Meier and Markus Vinnerborg to disallow the goal was the correct decision.
Here’s the text of the IIHF statement.
The U.S. (2-0) will finish preliminary-round play on Sunday against Slovenia. Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres will start in goal in place of the Kings' Jonathan Quick, who has played back-to-back games. Quick will get the day off, and Detroit’s Jimmy Howard will be the backup.
For Kings fans, that means no Quick-Anze Kopitar matchup.
Team USA was scheduled to make one more lineup change. Forward Derek Stepan of the New York Rangers was added to the lineup and Montreal’s Max Pacioretty was scratched.
Slovenia (1-1) lost defenseman Sabahudin Kovacevic to a one-game suspension imposed by the IIHF for his elbow to the head of Slovakia forward Tomas Kopecky on Saturday. Kopecky, who plays for the NHL’s Florida Panthers, didn’t return to that game.
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