In a recent edition of Historical Tough Call I looked back at the Canada/Russia 2002 World Junior gold medal game. In a one goal game the Russian goalie pushed the net off in the dying seconds and no one noticed or thought it was worth a penalty. Time ticked away and the game was over.

 

 

Fast forward to this 2017 tournament. This time with the Russians down by a goal and the Americans pressing for the dagger, a Russian defenceman does the same thing. This time, the ref calls a delay of game penalty and the Russians never recover, losing by that one goal margin.

Finally justice is restored after 15 years.

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