The New York Islanders benefited from another video review in their first-round playoff series with the Florida Panthers. Jonathan Huberdeau's attempt at a goal on a breakaway was ruled no goal on the ice, but that call had to withstand the scrutiny of video review and then a coach's challenge requesting further video review.
The Panthers almost lost a potential goal and a key forward on the play.
Huberdeau got the jump on an outlet pass and raced in on Thomas Greiss ahead of Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock. Greiss made the initial save on Huberdeau's deke, but as he came to a stop Huberdeau's momentum pushed Greiss into the net as his skate kicked the puck over the line. The whistle blew, though it's clear that was an "intent" whistle as it came after the puck went over the line.
In any case, NHL rules say a goal should not be allowed if the goalie makes the initial save and then is pushed over the line. The coach's challenge is only eligible to question whether a goal was offside, or whether goalie interference happened on a play. Both instances are to invalidate a goal, so it's unclear what Panthers coach Gerard Gallant used his lone challenge and timeout for.
A successful coach's challenge by the Islanders was a pivotal turning point in Game 3.
Worse for the Panthers, Huberdeau limped off the ice and to the locker room, as his stop and collision appeared to wrench his right knee. By the time all the video reviews were concluded, however, Huberdeau was back on the ice and ready to go.
The latter part, at least, was good for the Panthers: They dressed 11 forwards for this one and were leaning heavily on their top six in their attempt to even this series.