Right place, wrong time.

Referee Jon McIsaac was in a great spot to watch the play at the net. Unfortunately, he became part of it.

Minnesota Wind forward Joel Eriksson Ek fired a shot that was stopped by Maple Leafs goaltender Jack Campbell.  The Toronto netminder kicked the rebound out to his stick side — right into McIsaac.  The puck dropped to the ice. Foligno collected it and sent it top shelf for his tenth goal of the season.


Remember, the officials are in play.  From Rule 85:

Play shall not be stopped if the puck touches an official anywhere on the rink, regardless of whether a team is short-handed or not.

A puck that deflects back into the defending zone off an official who is in the neutral zone, will be deemed to be off-side as per Rule 83 – Off-side.

The puck striking or deflecting off an official does not automatically nullify a potential icing.

If a goal is scored as a result of being deflected directly into the net off an official, the goal shall not be allowed.


You just can’t score directly off an official.