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Evidence emerges proving game 6 of the ECF was rigged in favour of the Panthers


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Hunter Bowman
June 3, 2024  (11:39)
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Rangers Vs. Panthers game 6
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Evidence emerges that Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the New York Rangers and Florida Panthers was rigged in favour of the Panthers.

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During the final minute of the first period of game 6, Panthers forward Sam Bennett was able to gain possession of the puck and set up a nasty play with Evan Rodrigues on a give-and-go that led to Bennett scoring the first goal of the night.
However, after review Bennett got the puck after Rodrigues knocked down a clearing attempt by the Rangers with his stick and continued to make the play that led to the goal being scored. Rangers head coach Peter Laviolette even took a second to review the play.
The official that was involved in the play waived it off but you can clearly see in the video that the puck was indeed over Rodrigues shoulder, and no Rangers player touched the puck before the Panthers did.
A look at the NHL rulebook that outlines high stick stoppage based on Rule 80.1:
"Batting the puck above the normal height of the shoulders with a stick is prohibited. When a puck is struck with a high stick and subsequently comes into the possession and control of a player from the offending team (including the player who made contact with the puck), either directly or deflected off any player or official, there shall be a whistle."

Unfortunately the Rangers were not able to challenge for a high stick call because there wasn't a missed stoppage in the offensive zone that led to the goal.
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Evidence emerges proving game 6 of the ECF was rigged in favour of the Panthers

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