EXTRA: Colorado’s Matt Duchene Scores Goal That Was About 100 Feet Offside

The Avalanche hosted the Predators for a little President’s day fun in Colorado.  The goals were plentiful.

But, one stood out in particular.

That happened.

Seriously, you could fit about a thousand things between Matt Duchene and the blue line.

  • six burritos
  • a stepladder
  • small children (several)
  • thirty boxes of popsicles
  • Voyager 1

you get the idea.

Seriously, I got nothing.  How does this happen? How does a linesman miss that? That’s not even junior level stuff.

This is another chapter in the big book of NHL officiating. Yes, they’re pretty good about getting them right most of the time. Oiler fans don’t have to go back too far in their minds to remember a time when the officiating crew might have missed one.

Nah, forget it. That one wasn’t even close. The officiating crew missed an obvious offside call, and because you can challenge everything else (but not whether or not a player was offside), the goal counted.

They’ll be talking about that one in Nashville for some time. Colorado won the game, 6-5.

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