Five Most Controversial Goals in NHL Playoff History

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Five Most Controversial Goals in NHL Playoff History
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With the NHL playoffs starting Wednesday night, the quest to win Lord Stanley's cup will begin. The games become more important, and the pressure on each team and individual player mounts.

With the pressure to win being incredibly high, the importance of each goal is drastically heightened. Which is why a blown call or early whistle can create such controversy.

It is usually very simple to tell if a goal is truly a goal, whether or not it crosses the red line. However, with a slew of variable factors and circumstances that red line can become blurred. This unpredictability contributes to the most controversial goals scored during the playoffs as teams fight for the Stanley Cup.

Here are the five most controversial goals in NHL playoff history. And some good examples that hockey referees are human too.     

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