Stars GM: Officials admit to mistake
FRISCO, Texas -- General manager Joe Nieuwendyk was told that an official made a mistake in calling a delay of game penalty in overtime during the Dallas Stars' loss to Calgary on Wednesday night.
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Nieuwendyk said he talked to the supervisor of officials on duty at the game and was told that the official shouldn't have called a delay of game penalty on Nicklas Grossman in overtime. Grossman flipped the puck into the seats and was sent to the penalty box. Calgary scored the winning goal on the power play 1:25 into overtime. Replays appeared to show he was not in the defensive zone.
"They told me the linesman felt bad about it," Nieuwendyk said. "It was just a bad call. It happens. There's nothing we can do and we move forward from it."
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