Flyers vs. Capitals: Mark Streit prevents controversial Nicklas Backstrom goal

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Should Backstrom's goal have counted?

The matinee game between the Washington Capitals and the Philadelphia Flyers has not gone well for the visitors. Washington has dominated play so far, and Philly is lucky to only be down by a goal, especially since a controversial no-goal call went their way in the first period.

With a few minutes left in the first period, Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom managed to slip the puck past Flyers goalie Steve Mason. It looked like it was going in before Mark Streit miraculously kept the puck out of the net.

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Or did he?

The officials stopped play and reviewed the play. If Toronto saw what everyone else saw, they probably should've called it a goal.

Instead, the officials ruled it a no goal. The only logical explanation for this is they didn't have enough evidence to overturn the call on the ice, which is understandable. At any rate, the Flyers should thank the hockey gods for the good fortune.

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