Fans upset over non-call, blame officials for Wild's OT loss


Things just didn't go Minnesota's way Saturday night in the Wild's 4-3 overtime loss to the Colorado Avalanche, which has many fans blaming the officials.

One of the most blatant plays that has fans – and some Wild players – outraged came right before Colorado netted its game-tying goal with 1:14 left in regulation.

Many are saying Colorado was clearly offsides in the play leading up to the goal. Take a look:

Here's a sampling of some reactions to the play:

Here's a look at some comments on our Facebook page following the game:

There were some other calls that also had some fans upset.

Tom Powers of the Pioneer Press wrote about the "screwy officiating" in a column after Saturday's game. He mentions a penalty called on the Wild's Charlie Coyle, which wouldn't have made fans as upset if Colorado's Cody McLeod hadn't just roughed up Matt Moulson, and didn't get called for it.

Not everyone was complaining about the officiating – especially Wild head coach Mike Yeo.

“This is playoff hockey,” Yeo said in a press conference after the game. “You get your highs and you get lows, and it’s how you deal with it. Hey, we’ve got an opportunity to go home in front of our crowd and win and go to a Game 7. … There’s not a lot of things better than that.”

Yeo's reaction to the game has Star Tribune's Jim Souhan tipping his hat to the Wild coach. Souhan wrote in a column that Yeo gets it, and the drama is all part of one of the most captivating playoff series to come to the Twin Cities.

Souhan – and others in the media – is urging fans to enjoy this series, no matter the calls, especially as the Wild gets a chance to tie up the best-of-seven series on Monday night at the Xcel Energy Center. The puck drops at 8 p.m.

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