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Situation Room Initiated Challenge: VGK @ MTL - 19:52 of the Third Period

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Challenge Initiated By: Situation Room

Type of Challenge: Off-side

Result: Original call is upheld - Goal Vegas

Explanation: Video review confirmed Vegas' Paul Stastny had possession and control of the puck as he entered the attacking zone prior to Reilly Smith's goal. According to Rule 83.1, "a player actually controlling the puck who shall cross the line ahead of the puck shall not be considered 'off-side,' provided he had possession and control of the puck prior to his skates crossing the blue line."

NOTE: In the final minute of play in the third period and at any point in Overtime (Regular Season and Playoffs), Hockey Operations will initiate the review of any scenario that would otherwise be subject to a Coach's Challenge.

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