FanDuel considers the officiating failure at the end of Wednesday’s Game 3 of the St. Louis Blues-San Jose Sharks series to be so egregious that it is refunding moneyline bets made on the losing Blues.
The company said the money was being returned because of “the controversial nature of San Jose's OT winner,” according to a statement posted on its Twitter account.
The Sharks won the game 5-4 on Erik Karlsson’s overtime goal. The problem was the winning play was started by San Jose forward Timo Meier making an illegal hand pass.
When Meier swatted the puck to a teammate, the play should have been blown dead. But none of the officials on the ice saw the hand pass. The NHL replay rules do not allow for review of goals that resulted from a hand pass.
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Sharks win Game 3 in OT despite clear hand pass before GWG pic.twitter.com/1qJZWL30E1
FanDuel Sportsbook also lauded the Sharks in its announcement: “We have to hand it to the Sharks, they're unwavering grit made for a thrilling Game 3 finish.”
We have to hand it to the Sharks, they're unwavering grit made for a thrilling Game 3 finish.
However, due to the controversial nature of San Jose's OT winner, we're refunding all St. Louis ML bets from last night's game 💰
Blues fans, #PlayGloria and we'll see you for Game 4! pic.twitter.com/VeSiocYLX7
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