Not a lot has gone right for the Columbus Blue Jackets this season, but Nick Foligno continues to be a consistent exception.
That seemed especially apparent on Sunday when the surprise All-Star scored a power-play goal with .6 seconds remaining in the first period:
Here’s the Situation Room Blog explanation for why the goal counted:
At 20:00 of the first period in the Hurricanes/Blue Jackets game, the Situation Room initiated a video review because the puck entered the Carolina net as time expired. Video review confirmed that Nick Foligno’s shot crossed the Carolina goal line with 0.6 seconds left on the clock. The game clock is reset to reflect the time the puck entered the net and good goal Columbus.
The NHL’s Twitter feed beat us to the perfect pun headline:
Well played, NHL, well played.