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Video: NHL deems Johansen shootout attempt to be a good goal

Mar 16, 2014, 1:20 AM EST

Ryan Johansen gave the Columbus Blue Jackets the shootout win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, although this play wasn’t free of controversy.

However, officials, after a review, deemed it to be a good goal. The Blue Jackets came away with a 2-1 victory as a result.

From the NHL’s Situation Room blog:

During the shootout in the Columbus Blue Jackets/Minnesota Wild game, the Situation Room initiated video review when the puck entered the Minnesota net. Video review confirmed that Wild goaltender Darcy Kuemper did not touch the puck during Ryan Johansen’s deke attempt before Johansen shot the puck into the net, therefore there was no rebound by the shooter on the play. Good goal Columbus.

According to Rule 24.2 “The puck must be kept in motion towards the opponent’s goal line and once it is shot, the play shall be considered complete. No goal can be scored on a rebound of any kind (an exception being the puck off the goal post or crossbar, then the goalkeeper and then directly into the goal), and any time the puck crosses the goal line or comes to a complete stop, the shot shall be considered complete.”

  1. mp1131211 - Mar 16, 2014 at 4:21 AM

    This is the only professional sport where like 90% of the rules are subject to referee judgement. When read black and white, it says “The puck must be kept in motion towards the opponent’s goal line,” however, we see the puck move backward all the time in shootouts, and clearly it does here. I thought this goal was fine when I saw it live. Now that I see the actual rule written out, shouldn’t it be disallowed?

    • campcouch - Mar 16, 2014 at 6:51 AM

      it does sounds vague,but I look at it like this. if the player with the puck is still advancing towards the goal with the puck then it’s legit. they may want to clarify it more.

      • lordfletcher - Mar 16, 2014 at 9:51 AM

        ” if the player with the puck is still advancing towards the goal with the puck then it’s legit.”

        I am fine with this being a goal if the player advancing is also advancing the puck. To me, the puck clearly stops moving forward before he shoots. Do I care, meh not so much as this one point SHOULD not determine if the Wild make the playoffs or not. What concerns me is that this team AGAIN refuses to distance themselves from the pack and solidify a playoff spot. Now, they have to battle to the last game of the year instead of coasting and trying to sit Suter for a game or two. Running that man into the ground at this pace. Yeo, please remember he is signed till 2058 and he needs to be able to skate in 9 years.

        The Wilds schedule is not an easy one. Their last 7 games are not friendly. The next four games will decide how the rest of the years plays out most likely. Need to win 4/5 and or get 7+ points

    • joey4id - Mar 16, 2014 at 8:42 AM

      “we clearly see the puck move backward all the time” is an very big exaggeration. It would be like saying everyone on PHT exaggerates like you.

      On this particular shootout this issue was about “video review confirmed that Wild goaltender Darcy Kuemper did not touch the puck”

      So easy to make claims with no facts. Do you even watch other professional sports? Every football play is subject to referee judgment for infractions.

  2. watchfullhose - Mar 16, 2014 at 4:28 AM

    No

    • mp1131211 - Mar 16, 2014 at 4:30 AM

      tl/dr

  3. xxakshunxx - Mar 16, 2014 at 6:02 AM

    good goal.. blame Kuemper for not being 1/10 of a second quicker with the poke check

    • lordfletcher - Mar 16, 2014 at 9:36 AM

      ” blame Kuemper for not being 1/10 of a second quicker”

      really dude.

      • xxakshunxx - Mar 16, 2014 at 9:59 AM

        that was mostly sarcastic, but it was a good goal and if he would’ve knocked the puck out which was an inch from his stick it wouldn’t even be a debate

      • lordfletcher - Mar 16, 2014 at 11:47 AM

        my bad for not noticing then,…

        cheers!

  4. dutchman1350 - Mar 16, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Good goal…move on

  5. shortsxit34 - Mar 16, 2014 at 4:24 PM

    Even as a goalie I have to say it’s a good goal. The puck never leaves Johansen’s stick, so I don’t know that it could be a deemed a pokecheck or a second shot.

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