Through video review, NHL Hockey Operations confirmed referee Paul Devorski's call on the ice of a good goal for Tampa Bay's Ryan Malone at 5:47 of the third period. The puck deflected off Malone's skate into the net.
Video review determined that Washington's Brooks Laich used a distinct kicking motion at 13:34 of the first period. The puck does not touch any player's stick after the distinct kicking motion. No goal.
There was no video review on the Alexander Semin goal 2:47 into the third period. Hockey Operations confirmed that referee Paul Devorski did not blow the whistle at any point before the puck entered the net.
With 1:26 remaining in the first period, the game clock stopped running for approximately 12 seconds. Before the face-off that was to have occurred with 9 seconds remaining on the game clock, Hockey Operations informed the on-ice officials of the discrepancy. As 20 minutes had been played, the period was ruled to have been completed and the teams were sent to their dressing rooms.
You forget how good [Nieuwendyk] was. You hear the points and stuff and you almost forget until they kind of walk you through his career, and that was really cool for me. I might have felt it a little more than some of the other guys because he was one of my favorites growing up, but that was very cool and I'm honored to have been a part of it. I had chills the entire ceremony.
— Calgary's Joe Colborne on the "Forever a Flame" ceremony for Joe Nieuwendyk