With the Columbus Blue Jackets leading the Buffalo Sabres 4-1, forward Ryan Johansen nearly gave his club a four-goal lead midway through the second period.  He fired a shot that was gloved by netminder Ryan Miller.  In making the save, Miller’s glove partially crossed the goal line.  It was close enough for referee Kevin Pollock to dial upstairs for confirmation via video review.

From the NHL:

At 7:13 of the second period in the Blue Jackets/Sabres game, the Situation Room initiated a video review to determine if Ryan Johansen’s shot entered the net. Video review was inconclusive in determining whether the puck completely crossed the goal line inside Ryan Miller’s glove. Therefore, the referee’s call on the ice stands – no goal Columbus.

Columbus held on to their three goal lead, winning 4-1.


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