Originally posted on Holdout Sports  |  Last updated 2/18/13

TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 13: Matt Duchene #9 of the Colorado Avalanche waits for a faceoff in a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on October 13, 2009 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. The Avalanche defeated the Leafs 4-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene received a gift from an NHL linesman with a horrendous blown call that allowed him to score a goal during the second period of Monday's game against the Nashville Predators. This one wasn't even close, as Duchene was so far past the blue line on the play that he had to slow down, turn around and wait for the puck to catch up to him, yet the linesman did not make the offside call. Duchene realized he had a free shot on goal, so he shot it and scored. The Predators bench rightfully argued that the goal shouldn't count, but to no avail. Worst of all, the terrible no-call by the officials cost the Predators the game, as the Avalanche won 6-5. H/T Puck Daddy. Visit us at holdoutsports.com and follow us on Twitter @HoldoutSports.
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