Another day, another controversial call in the NHL.
However, after video review, the goal was disallowed.
Here's the NHL's official ruling.
At 18:44 of the second period in the Hurricanes/Maple Leafs game, video review determined that Toronto forward Tyler Bozak directed the puck into the net with his right skate. According to rule 49.2 "A goal cannot be scored by an attacking player who uses a distinct kicking motion to propel the puck into the net." No goal Toronto.
It is pretty clear that Bozak redirected the puck with his skate and propelled it toward the net, but it is far less obvious that it is a “distinct kicking motion.” That creates more than enough room for some hearty debate.
The Leafs ended up losing the game by a 4-1 score, but had the goal been allowed, it would have been 2-2 heading into the third and perhaps a different story in the last 20 minutes.
At least this time the officials were able to consult the situation room in Toronto, unlike what happened in Ottawa Sunday.
What do you think? Goal or no goal?