Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien was upset with what he believed to be a missed offside call seconds before the Tampa Bay Lightning scored the double overtime winner in Game 1 on Friday.
Nikita Kucherov scored the goal. However, about 12 seconds before, it appears Tampa Bay is offside entering the Montreal zone on the rush. No call was made, and Kucherov eventually buried his shot from the slot.
“It’s really frustrating to lose a game on an offside. Those things aren’t supposed to happen,” said Therrien, as per John Lu of TSN.
In the first overtime, the Lightning appeared to have the winner, but the goal at the end of a Kucherov breakaway was disallowed when the official determined Kucherov forced the right pad of Carey Price into the net on the save.