Yesterday’s News Today: Canes bounce back, take down Predators 5-3
- Here is the official explanation on Nashville’s third goal and everyone is still confused:
Official explanations from review/challenge fiasco late in the game in Nashville.— Michael Smith (@MSmithCanes) March 10, 2019
It still doesn't make sense, and #Canes head coach Rod Brind'Amour was just as confused as the rest of us. pic.twitter.com/RtxQHQsqfM
At 17:31 of the third period in the Hurricanes/Predators game, Nashville requested a Coach’s Challenge to review the “Interference on the Goalkeeper” decision that resulted in a “no goal” call.
After reviewing all available replays and consulting with the Referee, the Situation Room determined that the actions of Carolina’s Jordan Staal caused Nashville’s Brian Boyle to contact Petr Mrazek before the puck crossed the goal line. The decision was made in accordance with Note 2 of Rule 78.7 (ii) which states, in part, that the goal should be allowed because “the attacking Player was pushed, shoved or fouled by a defending Player causing the attacking Player to come into contact with the goalkeeper.”
Therefore, the original call is overturned - good goal Nashville Predators.
Since the Coach’s Challenge resulted in the original call being overturned, the Nashville Predators retain their time-out.
- Rod Brind’Amour out here setting records:
Rod Brind'Amour is the fastest head coach in franchise history to surpass 80 points behind the bench (68 games), doing so in six fewer games than any other coach in franchise history (Peter Laviolette, 74 games).— Hurricanes PR (@CanesPR) March 10, 2019
- Unlike Montreal, Toronto has plenty of records meant to be broken. [The Star]
- Analytics helped guide the Bruins during the trade deadline. [Boston Herald]
- Should the NHL rename the Conn Smythe award? [NY Post]
- Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be.. [ESPN]
- Four stunning numbers as the NHL enters the stretch run. [Yahoo Sports]
Stalking the Standings
The Canes obviously helped themselves out by defeating Nashville last night, but league wide they received a little help to add to their self-helping. The Islanders lost 5-2 to the Flyers. Then the Blue Jackets took down Pittsburgh 4-1 which allowed the Canes to jump back in to the third metro spot since they still own the tiebreaker with the Penguins.
- Metro 1: Washington Capitals: 68 GP, 87 points, 105 pt pace, 36 ROW
- Metro 2: New York Islanders: 68 GP, 85 points, 103 pt pace, 35 ROW
- Metro 3: Carolina Hurricanes: 68 GP, 81 points, 98 pt pace, 36 ROW
- WC 1: Pittsburgh Penguins: 68 GP, 81 points, 98 pt pace, 35 ROW
- WC 2: Columbus Blue Jackets: 68 GP, 79 points, 95 pt pace, 37 ROW
- 9th: Montreal Canadiens: 69 GP, 79 points, 94 pt pace, 34 ROW
- 10th: Philadelphia Flyers: 68 GP, 74 points, 89 pt pace, 31 ROW
Tonight’s Rooting Guide
- Winnipeg over Washington
- Boston over Pittsburgh