Goal or not? Berglund’s goal waved off because of incidental contact with Jones
The St. Louis Blues thought they opened the scoring when Patrik Berglund potted home a goal (above). The official behind the net initially called it a goal, but after further discussion, the call on the ice was changed.
Berglund was standing in front of the net when the puck hit him and fell in front of him. While shooting the puck on goal, Berglund also backed into Sharks goalie Martin Jones, preventing him from making the save.
Blues coach Ken Hitchcock challenged the play, but to no avail. The call on the ice stood. No goal. Hitchcock will now have to play the rest of the game without his timeout.
Officials have taken their share of criticism this postseason. It looks like they got it right this time.
The Blues did manage to open the scoring just a few minutes later when David Backes tipped a puck into the Sharks’ net.
Joe Pavelski tied the game 34 seconds later.
It’s 1-1 in the first intermission.