At 16:58 of the third period of the Flyers/Penguins game, the puck shot by the Penguins' James Neal crossed the goal line and was initially signalled as a goal by the Referee. However, as was directed by the General Managers' at their most recent meeting in March, the officials conferred and determined that it was not a good hockey goal as the Flyers goaltender's left pad was shoved into the net by Neal's stick prior to the puck crossing the goal line. Also, to note, this was a call made on the ice by the officials and this play was not subject to video replay. No goal Pittsburgh.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie