The National Hockey League (NHL) admitted they made a mistake by denying a goal to Buffalo Sabers on Friday night in a duel against the New York Rangers.
In the last minute of the third period, Victor Olofsson hit the target and helped his club to tie the game. However, this victory was overturned as it was confirmed that there was offside in the streak.
The NHL denied the allegations in a statement on Saturday. In it, Vice-President Colin Campbell described the video replay as “absolutely unrecognizable” because the original decision that the Sabers were in an offside position was a goal.
“In cases where video replay cannot accurately determine the game, the league’s policy is to make a basic decision on the ice,” the tour leader added.
Defeat to the “Bluesshirts” was the Sabers’ sixth in a row, having experienced the joy of victory only three times in their last 20 outings.
After the controversial end of the game, head coach Dan Granato wanted to contain his emotions.
“I can’t be emotional about it. I can not even think about it. There are things beyond my control. You have to know what the league is doing and tell yourself to move forward, ”he told a news conference.