A last second rush by the St. Louis Blues at the end of regulation led to a video review and overturning of David Perron’s would-be tying goal as the Blues four game win streak was snapped, losing 2-1 at Columbus.
The puck went into the net, but video replays showed the Blues’ David Perron fell on top of goalie Steve Mason and then pushed the puck into the net. Even Perron admitted later the right call was made. “It was the right call on the no goal because it went in off my glove,” Perron admitted via Twitter.
Another video review worked in favor of the Blue Jackets. David Backes opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal at 18:51 of the first for St. Louis, but with Columbus still on the power play, James Wisniewski beat Jaroslav Halak just as the first period ended. A video review showed that the puck crossed the goal line with .1 seconds remaining in the period.
Derek Dorsett put Columbus up for good at 6:49 of the second period, putting home a rebound after an initial save by Jaroslav Halak, who made 31 saves on the night.
Columbus goalie Steve Mason made 31 saves, including 15 in the third for the win. Detroit won their 21st straight at home, a new NHL record, beating Dallas 3-1 and opening up a five point lead over the Blues. St. Louis has two games in hand.