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This Goal Looked Like It Was Finally Going to End the Second-Longest NHL Playoff Game Ever — Can You See Why It Was Disallowed?


"Incredible indeed, but unfortunately against the rules."

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With 11:13 remaining in the second overtime period between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Anaheim Ducks, it looked like a goal scored by Andrew Shaw would give Chicago the win in what turned out to be the second longest playoff game in NHL history.

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But after referees reviewed the video, they determined Shaw had actually head-butted the puck into the net — and the goal was disallowed. The NHL rules do not permit players to deliberately use body parts to push the puck into the net.

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Despite having Shaw's goal negated, the Blackhawks eventually won the game 3-2 on a goal by Marcus Kruger with just 3:38 remaining in the third overtime period.

Chicago Sun-Times hockey writer Mark Lazerus caught up with Shaw afterward. The centerman kept a sense of humor about the incident.

Watch a recap of the game, with Shaw's non-goal cat the 2:45:

Follow Mike Opelka (@Stuntbrain) on Twitter.

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