At 12:42 of the first period, a shot by the Blue Jackets' Jeff Carter hit the back cross bar (in the net) and quickly came back out of the net without being observed by the on-ice officials. The play continued for several seconds before a whistle stopped play. A video review was initiated at the stoppage to determine if Carter's shot had crossed the goal line. Video review determined conclusively that a good goal had been scored. Per League rules, the clock was reset to the time of the goal being scored.
The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.
— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres