Here is a statement from the
"American Hockey League President and CEO
“We have spoken with
“On the play, a dump-in from center ice by a Norfolk player caromed off a stanchion and into the Toronto net. The correct application of AHL Rule 83.4 would have negated the Norfolk goal due to a delayed offside call.
“As AHL By-Laws do not allow for any change to the final result of a game based on an incorrect rule interpretation, the result of the game stands.”
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A fluke goal 9:09 into overtime by
Long after the game was over, a review of the play showed the goal should not have counted. At least one Admiral was in the offensive zone before the puck crossed the blue line, which is an offside violation. But no official noticed, and offside calls or non-calls can't be reviewed, according to
The Admirals can clinch the AHL championship trophy by winning Saturday's 3 p.m. game, which, like Game 3, will be shown in Hampton Roads on WGNT-TV 27.
Goalie Dustin Tokarski made 21 saves for the victory, which came oddly after more than 69 scoreless minutes.