The Instigator |Episode 50
Goal Counts/Penalty Removed—What?
Late in the second period, the Columbus Blue Jackets challenged a goal by Hurricanes forward Vincent Trocheck. They believed the play to be offside. After a review, the goal was allowed to stand, and the Jackets went on the penalty kill because the challenge was unsuccessful.
The replay showed Trocheck clearly in the zone ahead of the puck seconds before the goal was scored. The league never actually upheld the “good goal” ruling. They were still in the process of reviewing the play when the wrong information was passed along to NHL referee Ghislain Hebert, who then announced that the goal would stand.
The league went on to remove what was left of the penalty, but allowed the goal to stand.
Brad Burud the owner/editor of the Inside Edge Hockey News. I am a huge fan of hockey, from youth hockey, to junior hockey, and of course professional hockey. I have played, coached, worked as statistician, and watched hockey all of my life. Hockey is not just a game, it is a lifestyle and family. The game of hockey is great! It can bring you nights of great enjoyment. It also brings nights where you feel like your team will never win. I am proud to be a journalist for the greatest game in the world. I have a degree in Business Administration, Psychology from Minot State University. I also have a Hockey General Manager and Scouting, and Sports Communications/Journalism degree from Sports Management Worldwide. I am also a member of the Sports Executives Association. Most of all I am a fan. Hockey is a huge part of my life and my families life.