Preds intent to blow

The Preds got absolutely robbed in Vancouver Tuesday night en route to a 1-0 loss.

The culprit: the referee behind the goal, with the whistle. In the first period, we all thought new Predator Derek Grant scored his first career NHL goal. The lamp lit up, the ref signaled “good goal” and the Preds were up 1-0.

Hold your horses. The goal was reviewed, then waived off, because the referee had an “intent to blow the whistle” to stop play before the puck crossed the goal line. Nashville never scored again and the late third period score by Vancouver was enough for the 1-0 win, snapping the Preds three game win streak.

I don’t know how to explain this for it to make sense, because it doesn’t make sense. So, I’ll let you try to figure it out yourself by reading Twitter’s collective reaction to “intent to blow”.

“Intent to Blow” costs the Preds a goal

Look, now you even pissed off Carrie…

Gnash drops the HAMMER

Here’s the actual attempt to explain the “intent to blow” call from the NHL. Whatever.