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Maple Leafs 'no goal' becomes even more controversial after ruling is revealed

Published October 18, 2022 at 1:44 PM
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In last nights game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Arizona Coyotes, the Leafs though they tied the game with under a minute remaining, that was until the situation room decided to review a play.

After the review it was determined that there was a hand pass on the play and missed stoppage, which caused the goal to be called back.



But the issue that Maple Leafs fans and blowing a gasket about today is the rule that caused the goal to be called back isn't written for video interpretation, only official's discretion.


The Situation Room determined that Morgan Rielly batted the puck with his hand inside the attacking Zone before teammate Mitchell Marner subsequently gained possession and control. According to Rule 79.1, a player may bat a puck in the air with his open hand, "unless, in the opinion of the on-ice officials, he has directed the puck to a teammate, or has allowed his team to gain an advantage, and subsequently possession and control of the puck is obtained by a player of the offending team, either directly or deflected off any player or official." In this case, it was deemed that Marner was the first player to gain possession and control of the puck after Rielly batted it with his hand.

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