An obscure offside rule on a Cale Makar goal for the Avalanche confused NHL fans
Does anyone really know what offside is anymore in the NHL?
The Western Conference Final between the Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton
Oilers began on Tuesday and the first period was everything we were hoping for.
Goals aplenty! Back and forth action! A controversial call to end the period! Wait what?
With time winding down in the first period with the Oilers and Avalanche tied 2-2
mere seconds after Edmonton tied the game — Cale Makar came storming back to regain the lead for Colorado.
While it was an incredible momentum shift, and a beautiful goal as well,
the tiebreaker was then challenged by the Oilers for potentially being offside.
Yes, an obscure ruling in the NHL’s rulebooks is the reason why Valeri Nichushkin isn’t offside on this play by Makar.