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UPDATED: Trotz livid after controversial offside goal, NHL admits error

Feb 18, 2013, 5:17 PM EST

There was some major controversy in Denver during the Avalanche’s 6-5 win over Nashville this afternoon.

At the 3:18 mark of the second period, Colorado center Matt Duchene scored on a breakaway after what appeared to be a blown offside call:

As you can see, Nashville head coach Barry Trotz was furious with the decision made by linesman Derek Amell.

UPDATE: According to Josh Cooper of The Tennessean, Trotz said the league told him the play should’ve been called offside.

Here’s a still image of the play, courtesy Jim Diamond of the Nashville Examiner:

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Duchene’s goal set the tone for what would be a wild second period.

The Avs and Preds combined for seven goals in a span of 15:52 — pretty remarkable considering Nashville was the league’s lowest-scoring team (1.87 goals per game) heading into today’s contest, and Colorado was 26th (2.31).

To give you a sense of the reaction at the Pepsi Center, here’s Mike Chambers of the Denver Post:

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