Buffalo Sabres goalie Robin Lehner is sure of it: his team is cursed, and that's how he sees it.
Last night, the Sabres were up 201 against the New York Islanders late in the third period, but after Josh Bailey scored a controversial goal with just over a minute remaining in regulation, the team fell 3-2 in overtime.
And Lehner knows exactly who to blame for this.
Bailey's game-tying goal came after it seemed as though Lehner made an incredible glove stop. However, further review proved Lehner's catching glove was behind the goal line, and with the puck visible, it was deemed a good goal.
See for yourself:
Lehner blamed Toronto Hockey ops for the goal in a post-game interview with the Buffalo News.
“I know Toronto already made up their mind it was a goal before they shot the puck, it's just how it works in this league…I guess it's something in Buffalo waters, you know?
Everything is predetermined against us. It's not to be sulking or anything. We're not where we want to be or anything like that. It's just how it is. It's just how it is. The Islanders are in a playoff spot, and it is what it is.”
What do you think of the goal?