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.
It was a different game in the past, that's for sure. It's not exactly what I was expecting but I think the experience paid off for a lot of our guys that realized what it takes in a Game 7. Realistically the effort we put forward, we might not even had to put 60 [minutes], but we just couldn't get a couple bounces to go our way and we just kept pushing.
— Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby on Washington's play in Game 7 vs. the Islanders