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Coach's Challenge: WSH @ CBJ - 13:55 of Third Period

Original call is overturned, no goal Washington

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Situation Room: Backstom's goal is overturned

Nicklas Backstom's goal is overturned after the Blue Jackets challenge the play and it is determined that the Capitals were offsides

  • 03:28 •

At 13:55 of the third period in the Capitals/Blue Jackets game, Columbus requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether Washington was off-side prior to Nicklas Backstrom's goal.

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with the linesmen, NHL Hockey Operations staff determined that Washington's T.J. Oshie was off-side prior to the goal. According to Rule 78.7, "The standard for overturning the call in the event of a 'GOAL' call on the ice is that the Linesman, after reviewing any and all available replays and consulting with the Toronto Video Room, determines that one or more Players on the attacking team preceded the puck into the attacking zone prior to the goal being scored and that, as a result, the play should have been stopped for an "Off-side" infraction; where this standard is met, the goal will be disallowed." 

Therefore the original call is overturned - no goal Washington Capitals.

The clock is re-set to show 6:21 (13:39 elapsed time), when the off-side infraction occurred.

Since the Coach's Challenge resulted in the original call being overturned, the Columbus Blue Jackets retain their time-out.

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