With just weeks to the Stanley Cup playoffs, things are looking dark for the Tampa Bay Lightning. They’ve been underperforming the last month, and their form is not looking good.
The Lightning lost against the Canadiens the previous weekend, they lost against the Maple Leafs on Monday, and last night, against the Washington Capitals, they lost for the third game in a row.
Capitals quickly got up to a two-goal lead, but Nikita Kucherov got a quick reply, and it was 2-1 with just eight minutes played. Before the first period was over, the Capitals had a 3-2 lead, and with just seconds to go off the first, everybody thought they were up with two.
John Carlson was in the right time at the right moment to put the puck in the net, but the Tampa Bay head coach Jon Cooper challenged the goal as offside, and when TNT talked it through, they got some unexpected help.
Stéphane Auger was the rule analyst on-air for TNT, and standing just next to him as he reviewed the offside challenge, was Alexander Ovechkin. Ovi even waived to the camera, and he also got out on TV that he thought it was a good goal.