Last night, the Columbus Blue Jackets got burned on a brutal no goal call by referee Dan O'Rourke. Midway through the second period and down 2-0, the Blue Jackets scored what appeared to be a powerplay goal on a point shot from Derick Brassard, but the goal was waved off immediately by O'Rourke for goaltender interference. Take a look:
We learned during the NHL Lockout that other leagues don't take too kindly to these botched calls by their referees, more specifically, the KHL. Over in the K, they don't fuck around with human error and suspend referees or send them down to the minor leagues. NHL officials have been slow out of the gate this year and the lockout appears to have put some rust on their whistles as the botched calls grow every game. This shit happens, but how much longer can we allow it without any repercussions?