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Oilers paid the price for questioning officials

Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins on his bench against the Winnipeg Jets during the first...

Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins on his bench against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period at Rexall Place on Oct 1, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta, CAN. (Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports)

Robert Tychkowski, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:10 PM ET

If NHL officials can’t use video reviews for penalties, the Oilers are wondering why Mike Leggo and Greg Kimmerly appeared to do just that Thursday in Denver.

Sam Gagner initially received a two-minute minor for a nasty high stick across Paul Stastny’s face, but the Oilers contend it was upgraded to five and a game after the refs saw it again on the big screen.

Five and a game is the right call, they agree on that, but weren’t thrilled with how it got there.

“They originally had it up for two minutes and then the big, huge jumbotron showed the replay and all of a sudden it’s five minutes,” said Taylor Hall.

“I was just questioning the fact that they could change their call.

“(The incident) didn’t look great, it maybe should have been a five to start it off, I was just questioning why they could change it like that.”


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