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What could have been a game-changer, and possibly the game-winner, Zach Parise of the New Jersey Devils saw his third period goal waived off immediately.

The Los Angeles Kings went on to win 2-1 in overtime.

Here’s the look of Parise’s near goal:

Parise’s glove appears to have directed the puck from the right post. But in case you need it, here’s the explanation from the NHL shortly after, via CBS Sports:

At 3:58 of the third period in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, video review confirmed the referee’s call on the ice that New Jersey’s Zach Parise directed the puck into the Los Angeles net with his glove. No goal New Jersey. According to NHL Rule 67.6, “A goal cannot be scored by an attacking player who bats or directs the puck with his hand into the net. A goal cannot be scored by an attacking player who bats or directs the puck and it is deflected into the net off any player, goalkeeper or official. When the puck enters the net on a clear deflection off a glove, the goal shall be allowed.”

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