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NHL admits Avs' goal should've counted on coach's challenge 

By: The Associated Press
October 20, 2017 Updated: October 20, 2017 at 2:48 pm
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photo - Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen, left, and Colorado Avalanche right wing Sven Andrighetto (10) congratulate Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie (4) after his goal from the point against the Anaheim Ducks in the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Denver. Colorado won 3-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Avalanche right wing Mikko Rantanen, left, and Colorado Avalanche right wing Sven Andrighetto (10) congratulate Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie (4) after his goal from the point against the Anaheim Ducks in the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Denver. Colorado won 3-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) 

NEW YORK — The NHL has acknowledged video review incorrectly nullified a late-game goal by the Colorado Avalanche during a 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

In a statement released Friday, the league said it made a mistake by taking away Mikko Rantanen's goal late in the third period on a coach's challenge for offside. The review determined that Sven Andrighetto was offside, but on a previous entry into the zone, which is not supposed to subject to a challenge.

By rule, challenges can only be made on the entry into the offensive zone before a goal. Because of that, the league says "the goal should have counted."

If the goal had counted, the Avalanche and Blues would have been tied at 4-all at 17:26 of the third period and St. Louis would have been given a two-minute minor penalty.

This is the first time since coach's challenges were instituted before the 2015-16 season that the NHL has admitted a mistake was made on an offside review.

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