Calgary Flames winger Andrew Mangiapane had his third-period goal wiped out due to a distinct kicking motion.

Trailing by two, the Flames thought they’d halved the Dallas Stars 4-2 lead. The puck beat goaltender Ben Bishop off the skates off Mangiapane as he was taken down by Miro Heiskanen.  The crazy play – midway through the third period  – saw two Flames players injured, as both Matthew Tkachuk and TJ Brodie left the ice.



Though the play was initially called a goal on the ice, it was later overturned by the NHL’s Situation Room.

From the NHL:

Video review determined Calgary’s Andrew Mangiapane kicked the puck into the Dallas net.

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.”

Rule 37.4 elaborates on the definition of a ‘distinct kicking motion’:

A “distinct kicking motion,” for purposes of Video Review, is one where the video makes clear that an attacking Player has deliberately propelled the puck with a kick of his foot or skate and the puck subsequently enters the net.

A goal cannot be scored on a play where an attacking Player propels the puck with his skate into the net (even by means of a subsequent deflection off of another Player) using a “distinct kicking motion.”

A double-minor for high-sticking was also called on Dallas center Tyler Seguin on the play, drawn by Brodie.

Had the goal counted, the Flames would’ve still had a two-minute power play, having scored on the delayed penalty.

With no goal on the play, Calgary had the full four minutes to work with, but were unable to convert.

Calgary lost the game 5-4.