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Jonathan Drouin offsides on goal as Penguins win challenge

Jonathan Drouin offsides

Is there anything more frustrating than scoring a goal in front of your home crowd to put your team up 1-0 in the playoffs and seeing it wiped off the board due to an offsides call? That’s what happened with Jonathan Drouin and the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday.

During Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Drouin scored for what would have been the first goal of the game. With his team up 3-2 in the series, taking a 1-0 lead would have had the Lightning well on its way to reaching the Stanley Cup Finals. But the goal was erased after the Penguins challenged and the officials determined Drouin was offsides.

Yes, Drouin was offsides on the play, but you hate to see a goal erased due to a matter of inches on something seemingly so innocent and having so little to do with the actual goal.

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