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NHL explains Housley’s Challenge 


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By Brandon J. Koch

The NHL PR department explains the Canucks goal.

“After reviewing all available replays and consulting with the Linesman, NHL Hockey Operations staff confirmed that Vancouver’s Jake Virtanen had possession and control of the puck as he entered the attacking zone prior to the 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.” 


“Therefore the original call stands – good goal Vancouver Canucks.”

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5 responses

  1. Then why did they call offside on Kyle then when he backed in the zone why he had the puck.your still a joke

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