Paul Maurice opens up on controversial video review in game 6

Julien Trekker
June 22, 2024  (1:56 PM)

Head coach of the Florida Panthers Paul Maurice in a press conference.
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Paul Maurice, head coach of the Florida Panthers, opened up on the controversial video review in game six of the Stanley Cup Finals.

For the third straight game, the Panthers failed to capitalize on their opportunity to win the Stanley Cup. They lost to the Oilers in Edmonton 5-1.
In the first minute of the second period, the Oilers were leading 2-0, and Aleksander Barkov scored a goal.
The head coach of the Edmonton Oilers Kris Knoblauch decided to challenge the goal, and after a video review, referees overturned the call.
From the bench, Paul Maurice threw a temper tantrum. Check it out:
"Paul Maurice is FURIOUS after the Panthers have their goal overturned for being offside 😬"
While it's unlikely that the goal would've changed the outcome of the game, in a moment like this, it's a tough pill to swallow.
Following the tough loss, in his press conference, Paul Maurice had a hilarious message to the NHL:
"We'll bring in the CIA."

Paul Maurice discusses the Oilers coach's challenge in Game 6.
Paul Maurice says he wouldn't have challenged that offside before Barkov's goal based on the video that was made available to him on the Panthers bench, had the situation been reversed: "We'll get still frames. We'll bring in the CIA. We'll figure it out."
In the locker room, Carter Verhaeghe also shared his thoughts on the NHL's call:
Carter Verhaeghe on the offside review that took a #FlaPanthers goal off the board: "I'm sure it's the right call if they're watching a million replays."
The Panthers and Paul Maurice could become the first team to lose a 3-0 lead in the Finals since the Detroit Red Wings, led by Jack Adams, lost against the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1942.