The worst call of the NHL season nearly costs the Jets big

Published March 26, 2022 at 10:33

Friday night's game between the Winnipeg Jets and Columbus Blue Jackets was the «homecoming» of Patrick Laine and Jack Roslovic. Both were greeted by the Winnipeg crowd with cheers during a TV timeout.

Not only was this the return of these two players, but it ended up one of the wildest endings of any game you'll see this season.

At the end of the third period the Jets were up 3-2 when it looked like they had scored an empty net goal to seal the game. However, that goal was called back because Josh Morrisey committed a slashing penalty with just seconds left.

On the play Morrisey had been hit from behind, a hit that was uncalled, and he retaliated with a slash that was called. The call negated Blake Wheeler's empty net goal that would have sealed the victory.

Columbus went to the powerplay with 19.4 seconds remaining and they quickly capitalized in that short amount of time and tied the game 3-3. The Winnipeg fans were not happy that the game was going into overtime.

However it all worked out in the end for the Jets. In a 20 second back and forth overtime, Nikolaj Ehlers scored the game winner and all was right.

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The worst call of the NHL season nearly costs the Jets big

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