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NHL issues statement on Coach's Challenge ruling from Thursday

League says offside review of Colorado goal against St. Louis was incorrect

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

Situation Room: STL vs. COL

Situation Room: Rantanen's goal in 3rd overturned

St. Louis challenges Mikko Rantanen's goal for offside in the 3rd, and the call on the ice is overturned after video review

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NEW YORK - The NHL issued the following statement on the Coach's Challenge in last night's St. Louis vs. Colorado game at 17:26 of the third period that resulted in an incorrect decision of no goal:

"St. Louis requested a Coach's Challenge to determine whether Sven Andrighetto of Colorado was off-side prior to the Avalanche goal. The video review decision determined the play was off-side but that determination was based on a play prior to the puck clearing the zone.

Per Rule 78. 7 (Note 1) Coach's Challenge: 'Goals will only be reviewed for a potential "Off-Side" infraction if: a) the puck does not come out of the attacking zone again; or (b) all members of the attacking team do not clear the attacking zone again, between the time of the "Off-Side" play and the time the goal is scored.

Although there was an off-side, it occurred prior to the puck clearing the zone which nullifies any goal review related to that off-side. The entry in to the zone immediately prior to the goal was on-side, therefore the goal should have counted."

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