Blue Jackets score controversial game-winner vs. Red Wings; why it counted (Video)
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Mar 25, 2014
The Blue Jackets pulled even with the Red Wings with 80 points in the tight Eastern Conference playoff race. With the score tied at 2, the Blue Jackets got the benefit of a call to the NHL review room in Toronto. The Columbus Blue Jackets pulled out an impressive, clutch 4-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night in a game that saw starting goalie Sergei Bobrovsky leave with an illness. Brandon Dubinsky and Johansen also had power-play goals, and Curtis McElhinney stopped 22 of 23 shots in relief of Sergei Bobrovsky for the Blue Jackets, who had lost three of four. One problem: The net was off its mooring, as the left peg lifted out. Yet the goal counted. In order to award a goal in this situation, the goal post must have been displaced by the actions of a defending player, the puck must have been shot at the goal prior to the goal post being displaced, and it must be determined that the puck would have entered the net between the normal position of the goal posts.