Midway through the third period of their game against the Winnipeg Jets, the Tampa Bay Lightning broke a 2-2 tie off a power-play point shot from Victor Hedman. The shot deflected off Marty St. Louis who was positioned at the top of the crease.
The referee immediately signaled a goal on the ice, but the play went to Toronto for review:
The official decision from the NHL:
At 8:39 of the third period in the Lightning/Jets game, video review confirmed the referee’s call on the ice that the puck deflected off of Martin St. Louis’ skate and entered 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 Tampa Bay.
The goal put the Lightning ahead 3-2. They would add an empty-netter to seal their 4-2 victory.