The Philadelphia Flyers
needed a video review to get their second goal in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night, but saw a potential overtime winner negated on a second review.
Flyers forward Scott Hartnell
, stationed about 15 feet in front of the net, deflected Chris Pronger
's power-play blast from the left point downward and through the pads of goaltender Antti Niemi
. The puck slid toward the goal line, kissed the left post and flipped on its side before defenseman Niclas Hjalmarsson swatted it away.
The goal horn blared and the red light came on a couple of second later, but no goal was called on the ice by referees Bill McCreary and Dan O'Halloran. Play continued until an icing call at 11:37, after which the play underwent a video review.
The video review "conclusively showed via the overhead camera replay that the puck did cross the goal line," according to the NHL Situation Room. McCreary's announcement that the goal was good triggered an eruption from the Wachovia Center crowd -- and gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead.
However, the Flyers were denied the potential winner at 5:02 of overtime, when Jaff Carter's bad-angled shot hot the post and slid along the goal line before being covered by Niemi. The Flyers celebrated, but a video review quickly showed that the puck had not crossed the line, and the play was ruled no goal.