The NHL’s Situation Room has had a busy Saturday night. With a handful of goal reviews around the league, their phone’s been ringing off the hook.
In St. Louis, the Situation Room had the best angle on the play, confirming a Blues goal that was unable to spot at ice level.
Referee Jean Hebert blew the whistle to stop play, having lost sight of the puck as St. Louis forwards Max Lapierre and Ryan Reaves drove to the net. As with all plays near the net, the Situation Room took a closer look at the play.
Here’s the play at the net, courtesy @myregularface:
Chicago goaltender Antti Raanta got his right pad on the puck, but the puck had already crossed the line. Here’s the photographic proof:
From the NHL:
At 18:09 of the second period in the Chicago Blackhawks/St. Louis Blues game, the Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine a play at the Chicago net. Video review determined that the puck completely crossed the Blackhawks goal line in a legal fashion. Good goal St. Louis.
Blackhawks goaltender Antti Raanta didn’t agree.
#Blackhawks goaltender Antti Raanta on Blues' controversial second goal: "It just felt a little bit (like a) bad call."
— Chris Kuc (@ChrisKuc) October 26, 2014
The Blues went on to win the game 3-2.