At 4:04 of the second period in the Hurricanes/Lightning game, video review upheld the referee's call that Carolina forward Eric Staal's centering pass deflected off Tampa defenseman Eric Brewer's skate but did not completely cross the Tampa goal line. No Goal Carolina.
He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.
— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter