The Winter Classic saw two plays that required review from just over the border at the War Room in Toronto. From the NHL:
Second Period: Alfredsson’s Skate
At 13:14 of the second period in the Maple Leafs/Red Wings game, video review supported the referee’s call on the ice that the puck deflected off of Detroit forward Daniel Alfredsson’s skate and into the net in a legal fashion.
According to Rule 49.2 “A puck that deflects into the net off an attacking player’s skate who does not use a distinct kicking motion is a legitimate goal.” Good goal, Detroit.
That one opened the scoring, giving the Red Wings a 1-0 lead.
Third Period: Bozak’s High Stick
A Dion Phaneuf point shot was deflected by Tyler Bozak with a possibly high-stick. While referee Dan O’Halloran signaled goal on the ice, this one required a second look.
At 4:41 of the third period of the Maple Leafs/Red Wings game, video review supported the call on the ice that Toronto forward Tyler Bozak deflected the puck into the net below the height of the crossbar.
According to Rule 60.5 “The determining factor is where the puck makes contact with the stick. If the puck makes contact with the stick below the level of the crossbar and enters the goal, this goal shall be allowed.” Good Goal Toronto.
Another review, another good goal. Bozak’s goal gave Toronto the lead. He’d go on to earn the victory for the Leafs in the shootout.