At 8:00 of the first period in the Predators/Blue Jackets game, the referee's on the ice huddled and ruled that Nashville forward Craig Smith used his left skate to kick the puck into the net. The Toronto Situation Room reviewed the play and upheld the referee's call on the ice. According to Rule 49.2 "A goal cannot be scored by an attacking player who uses a distinct kicking motion to propel the puck into the net." No Goal Nashville.
It's not always going to be pretty, especially against a great goalie [Lundqvist] like that. My goals are never how you draw them up. It's just a matter of grinding it out and trying to create havoc in front and good things happen.
— Capitals forward Jay Beagle on scoring in their Game 3 victory against the Rangers on Monday