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St. Louis Blues fan, angry over missed call, hopes to raise money for blind

Jonathan Bombulie
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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) and defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (27) argue against the winning goal by the San Jose Sharks in overtime of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference final series Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in St. Louis. The Sharks won 5-4 to take a 2-1 lead in the series.

An angry St. Louis Blues fan is trying to turn the pain of a blown call that cost his team a playoff game Wednesday night into a fundraiser.

John Randall, a fan from Chesterfield, Mo., has started a GoFundMe page in honor of Marc Joanette, the referee who missed a blatant hand pass that led to an Erik Karlsson goal and a 5-4 overtime win for the San Jose Sharks in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.

He is asking for donations, hoping to raise $7,000 for the St. Louis Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Meanwhile, in New Jersey, a sportsbook is refunding money bet on the Blues to win the game. The book calls the refund a “Good Karma Payout.”

“The Sharks have been the beneficiary of a few questionable calls throughout the playoffs, which probably only further incensed Blues backers,” CEO Johnny Aitken said via Twitter. “Hopefully this Good Karma Payout eases their frustrations a bit.”

Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jonathan by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

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