BOSTON -- There's no way to know how much air Mark Recchi's disallowed goal in the second period sucked out of the Bruins' sails.
All we know is that after the Bruins' 2-1 loss to Ottawa at TD Garden, the veteran winger still disagreed with the decision of the video review officials at the league office.
"Anyone with common sense knows when you throw it hard within 5 feet of me you don't have time to react and kick. I am not a soccer player. I'm trying to get in position in front of the net. It hits my foot and goes in the net. I mean, that's common sense. Sometimes there's not a lot of common sense in Toronto."
The game was tied at 1 when Daniel Paille threw the puck to the front and Recchi deflected it past Ottawa goaltender Brian Elliott at the 12:11 mark of the second period. The puck might have also tipped Recchi's stick off Elliott's pad on the way into the back of the net, but the video review overruled the call on the ice that counted the goal.
"I know he didn't intentionally do it," Paille said. "But those are the rules. My first reaction was that I did see his foot go forward, but it wasn't intentional and I actually thought he hit it with his stick as the puck was going into the net. I thought he tipped it too. But those are the calls and we got one break for us when they scored and had it disallowed."
Ottawa had taken the lead on Jason Spezza's goal before Mike Fisher's tip-in with 1:05 left in the middle period was ruled as not being a goal because the center touched the puck with his stick above the crossbar.