Read: JT Miller’s Waived Off Goal

Last night in the third period, the Rangers appeared to tie the game on a JT Miller goal.

The play was a called a good goal on the ice but then reviewed up in Toronto and waived off.

From the NHL Situation Room blog, “At 5:36 of the third period in the Rangers/Flyers game, video review determined that J.T. Miller propelled the puck into the net with a distinct kicking motion. According to Rule 49.2 “A goal cannot be scored by an attacking player who uses a distinct kicking motion to propel the puck into the net.”. No goal New York Rangers.”

In describing the play, Miller said, “I think it caught me more off guard than anything and would have been a good goal off of some of the angles. I guess I can see where they saw the kicking motion but I that was much more my momentum carrying me forward. The call could have went either way.”

Brad Richards said on MSG last night, “I don’t think he was trying to kick that puck in…..I thought we had that tied up.”

Alain Vigneault said that he wasn’t sure why the play was called off after it was called a good goal on the ice.