By JOHN WAWROW, AP Hockey Writer
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The NHL introduced it made the incorrect name in disallowing what would have been the Buffalo Sabres’ tying objective in the ultimate minute of a 2-1 loss to the New York Rangers.
In an announcement launched by the league on Saturday, senior government VP Colin Campbell stated Victor Olofsson’s objective scored with 57 seconds remaining Friday evening ought to have stood as a result of video replays couldn’t “definitively decide” whether or not the Sabres have been offside getting into the zone.
The objective was disallowed after a replay confirmed Buffalo defenseman Rasmus Dahlin crossed the Rangers blue line earlier than the puck entered the zone. What evaluate officers didn’t take note of was whether or not Olofsson touched the puck earlier than Dahlin tagged up by getting his skate on the blue line.
Because replays have been inconclusive, Campbell stated officers ought to have adopted league coverage in staying with the unique name of a objective being scored.
Without disputing the ruling following the game, Sabres coach Don Granato stated he requested officers if they may additional evaluate whether or not Dahlin had tagged up. He was knowledgeable the NHL had made its resolution.
“I can’t have emotion in it. I can’t give it some thought,” Granato stated. “There’s sure issues which are out of your management and also you simply play. You simply belief that the league is aware of what they’re doing and you progress on.”
The loss prolonged Buffalo’s skid to 0-5-1, and the group is 3-14-2 in its previous 19 in making ready to host the Washington Capitals on Saturday evening.
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