The difference between a goal and a save can come down to mere millimeters sometimes.
This one, however, came down to a razor’s edge.
The Boston Bruins came within less than of scoring a goal in the first period of their game against the San Jose Sharks on NBCSN on Monday when Charlie McAvoy‘s point shot flirted with the edge of the goal line at the 7:32 mark.
The puck appeared to teeter on the goal line before Marc-Edouard Vlasic swatted out of the net. You be the judge on the above video evidence. It’s so incredibly close.
To the referee’s credit, he immediately waved no goal, a testament to his hawkish eyesight. He was right. Video review determined that the puck, somehow, did not cross the line.
The game continued until the 10:13 mark before the play was reviewed.
The call didn’t seem to faze the Bruins, who scored three straight and led 3-1 after the first period.