The St. Louis Blues defeated the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 Thursday night in controversial fashion to take a 3-2 advantage in their first-round playoff series.
According to many of the Jets faithful, one of those pivotal Blues goals shouldn’t have counted.
With Winnipeg clinging to a 2-1 lead at 13:52 of the third period, Blues forward Brayden Schenn banged home the game-tying goal right as the Jets’ net was being dislodged by teammate Oskar Sundqvist, who got checked into it by Winnipeg defenceman Dustin Byfuglien.
Sundqvist was charging hard towards the net along the left side and managed to slide a pass towards Schenn, who was streaking in from the right and made good on the chance as Sundqvist crashed hard into Winnipeg’s net.
Immediately after the Blues started to celebrate, the call on the ice was determined to be “no goal.” Afterwards, however, the officials made the decision to take another look at the play and it was determined, after review, the goal was good, much to the chagrin to the Jets and the sold-out Bell MTS Place crowd.