Zetterberg’s skate hit the puck twice, pushing it past Bishop for a goal. The play was looked at officials and determined to be a good goal because there was no distinct kicking motion from Zetterberg.
Then during that review, Lightning coach Jon Cooper ran down the hallway at Joe Louis Arena, presumably to take a closer look at the play on a video monitor.
Cooper challenged the goal, which meant the official then took a look at the play on a tablet. It was determined, again, that it was a good goal. This put the Red Wings up 2-0 late in the second period.
Here is the explanation from the NHL on why the goal counted in the first review.
At 17:22 of the second period in the Lightning/Red Wings game, video review supported the referee's call on the ice that the puck deflected off of Henrik Zetterberg's skate and entered the Tampa Bay 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 Detroit.
And the coach's challenge explanation.
At 17:22 of the second period in the Lightning/Red Wings game, Tampa Bay requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether a Detroit player interfered with Tampa Bay goaltender Ben Bishop prior to Henrik Zetterberg's goal. After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed no goaltender interference infractions occurred before the puck crossed the goal line. Therefore the original call stands - good goal Detroit Red Wings.
With pressure ratcheted up in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, coach’s want to use every lever possible to make sure a play goes correctly, no matter how long it takes.
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