Oh man, I wouldn't wish this kind of luck on my worst enemy. Last night, there was a controversial no goal call in the New York Islanders vs Colorado Avalanche game. It appeared that Sebastian Aho gave the Islanders a 4-3 lead late in the game but upon further review, it was ruled no goal.
Here's a screenshot of the puck going over the line. It's close, but I have no idea how you can find this evidence conclusive enough that it didn't go over the line.
For one Islanders fan, this call changed everything. It's what we call in the gambling world a bad beat.
New York recently legalized sports gambling so now we can bet on our New York Islanders. Twitter user The Islander Sheik had a same-game parlay riding on this game. For those unaware how a same-game parlay works, you are combining multiple legs of a bet that need to hit in order for you to win. So it's all or none.
In this case, it was three players who needed to score a goal at +50000 odds. A $10 bet would win $5,000. Well, The Island Sheik had JG Pageau and Devon Toews as two of the three goal scorers, which hit, so who was the third? Sebastian Aho.
I can't even put into words how much this sucks. They were right there, if Anders Lee doesn't dive to try to get the puck into the back of the net or if the refs just keep the original call on the ice, that's a $5,000 payday.
Naturally, they were not happy:
If you look up bad beat in the dictionary, I'm almost positive a screenshot of this bet with the freeze frame of the puck is what comes up. Island Sheik, I'm sorry my friend. This one is going to sting for a while.