Senators’ White reminded you can’t score goal with head-butt (Video)
Crazy ending to the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 5-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.
With the Senators trailing by a goal with a minute to play in regulation, Colin White appeared to score a game-tying goal on a bizarre play in front of the net.
After White’s initial shot hit the cross-bar and soared sky-high in the air, he patiently waited underneath it and then head-butted it into the net.
The only problem: NHL rules prohibit that sort of play.
From rule 78.5:
That means no kicking motion. No hands. No arms. And no head-butts.
“I didn’t know where the puck would bounce and the angle I was at I couldn’t really get a stick on it to bat it out of the air,” White said afterward. “It was a heat of the moment thing. My head was there and I’ve seen soccer players do it so I might as well try it.”
This is not the first time we have seen a goal like this disallowed. During the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs Andrew Shaw tried to score a goal with his head IN OVERTIME only to have to disallowed.
Shaw appreciated White’s effort:
The sequence with White happened just 30 seconds after Tyler Johnson gave Tampa Bay the lead. Alex Killorn added an empty-net goal with seven seconds remaining to give the Lightning their sixth win in a row.