The New York Rangers poured off the bench to congratulate Dan Boyle for scoring the shootout winner over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The goal gave the visitors a 3-2 victory in a game that had a postseason feel to it at times with the aggressiveness and back-and-forth excitement.
But not long after the Rangers began retreating to their locker room to continue the celebrations, the horn inside CONSOL Energy Center blew, meaning the officials wanted to review Boyle’s goal. Upon video review, the defenseman had a double touch on his attempt, meaning the goal didn’t stand and the teams would have come back on the ice and play a sudden death round.
When the shootout resumed, Brandon Sutter beat Henrik Lundqvist five-hole and Rick Nash was denied by Marc-Andre Fleury, and it was the Penguins who were winners. For real this time.
Here's the official ruling from the NHL's Situation Room:
In the shootout of the New York Rangers/Pittsburgh Penguins game, the Situation Room initiated a video review because the puck rebounded off the post before it deflected off Dan Boyle's stick and into the Pittsburgh net. According to Rule 24.2, "No goal can be scored on a rebound of any kind." No goal New York Rangers.
Despite the frustrating turn of events for the Rangers, head coach Alain Vigneault said afterward that it was the right call, and that’s what you want. Video review is in place so that the right calls are made in the end. Here was a great example of the officials doing just that.
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