The Blue Jackets scored a controversial goal in Game 4, and it was reminiscent of another Blue Jackets-Bruins moment from five years ago.
Artemi Panarin got Columbus on the board in the first period, but the goal was scored after the puck went out of play. Take a look below. . .
As expected, the no-call prompted some confused reactions:
Wow, that's embarrassing. What's the point of replay if you can't review goals like that?— Nicholas W. Goss (@NickGossNBCSB) May 3, 2019
How is it possible that you can review offsides like a minute before a goal that has no effect on the play, but you can't review a puck clearly going out of play?— Scott McLaughlin (@smclaughlin9) May 3, 2019
Wait...of the 567,543 things reviewable in sports..the puck literally going out of the play right before a goal is not one of them??— Michael Dyer (@Mike_Dyer13) May 3, 2019
It's astounding to me that you can challenge an off-side play that has nothing directly to do with a goal scored, but you can't review a puck going into the net and out of play directly preceding Panarin's goal.— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) May 3, 2019
Coincidentally, this same situation happened during a Blue Jackets-B's matchup back in 2014.
Ironically this happened to the Bruins in Columbus back in 2014 https://t.co/7jS1t8ZNsN— Nicholas W. Goss (@NickGossNBCSB) May 3, 2019
The NHL explained the reasoning for the non-call with a tweet from NHL PR during the game:
Fortunately for the B's, that would end up being the only Columbus goal in the period, which ended with Boston up 2-1.
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