Another day, another team left slack-jawed after a borderline offside goal review.
This time around, the goal stood. The New York Rangers’ tally counted a day after the St. Louis Blues saw a potential 2-1 goal disallowed in a very controversial decision.
With Derick Brassard‘s goal counting after review, the Rangers scored two goals in 18 seconds to turn Game 2 upside down against the Pittsburgh Penguins. An impressive Phil Kessel tally (his first in the playoffs with Pittsburgh) feels like an afterthought now that the Rangers are up 3-1.
You can watch Brassard’s goal in the video above.
It really doesn’t get much closer than this:
Here’s the Keith Yandle goal that began that quick rush of production for New York:
Will borderline offside calls be the story of the playoffs? Not necessarily, but they’re coincidentally becoming the story of this weekend.
Aside: J.T. Miller has assists on all three Rangers goals, by the way.