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Coach's Challenge: WSH @ PIT - 1:05 of the Second Period

Original call is overturned, no goal Pittsburgh

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Situation Room: Kunitz's goal overturned on challenge

The initial review confirms a good goal for Chris Kunitz, but the Capitals challenge for goaltender interference, and the call is reversed

  • 01:24 •

At 1:05 of the second period in the Capitals/Penguins game, Washington requested a Coach's Challenge to review whether Pittsburgh's Chris Kunitz interfered with Washington goaltender Braden Holtby prior to his goal.

After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee determined that Kunitz interfered with Holtby before the puck crossed the goal line. According to Rule 78.7, "The standard for overturning the call in the event of a 'GOAL' call on the ice is that the Referee, after reviewing any and all available replays and consulting with the Toronto Video Room, determines that the goal should have been disallowed due to 'Interference on the Goalkeeper,' as described in Rules 69.1, 69.3 and 69.4."

Therefore the original call is overturned - no goal Pittsburgh Penguins.

Since the Coach's Challenge resulted in the original call being overturned, the Washington Capitals retain their time-out.

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