In the first period of Sunday’s Olympic preliminary round contest between Canada and Finland, Canada appeared to have gotten the early lead when the puck hit the back of Finnish goaltender Tuuka Rask before rolling into the net. However, the way the puck got into the net was one of the strangest “goals” we’ve seen.
An Alex Pietrangelo shot from the point found its way on top of the Finland net, and sat right in the Olympic rings that were stitched to the top of the goal. Winger Rick Nash then proceeded to hit the top of the net to clear the puck off which then hit Rask and rolled into the net. Unfortunately for Canada, the refs deemed after a video review that Nash hit the puck itself when he swung which resulted in a no-goal decision. Had Nash simply hit the net, the goal would’ve counted.
Canada would still end up scoring the first goal of the game on a wrist shot by Drew Doughty late in the first.
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