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The on-ice call stands, unless it doesn't

Lars Eller tries to pass to Pekka Rinne during the second period of the game between the Nashville...

Lars Eller tries to pass to Pekka Rinne during the second period of the game between the Nashville Predators and the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre Saturday, October 19, 2013. (MARTIN CHEVALIER/QMI AGENCY)

Chris Stevenson, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:59 PM ET

The ultimate goal in the NHL when it comes to video replay has to be getting the call right.

Within the parameters of that goal, the understanding among us great unwashed has been the call on the ice would stand unless there was conclusive evidence to overturn it.

That wasn’t the case in Montreal Saturday night in a 2-1 win for the Nashville Predators.

Early in the third period, with the game tied, forward Lars Eller of the Montreal Canadiens directed a puck at the Nashville Predators’ net from the right of Predators goaltender Pekke Rinne. The puck went underneath Rinne and referee Chris Rooney, who was positioned behind the net with Rinne between him and the puck, signalled a goal.


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