For the second game in a row, the Toronto Maple Leafs had a controversial call go against them on Thursday night.
Dallas Stars forward Tyer Seguin’s tying goal in the third period originally was disallowed by the officials when it was ruled he made incidental contact with Leafs goaltender Ilya Samsonov as the rebound trickled in.
But Stars coach Peter DeBoer challenged the call, leading to a lengthy review.
The refs then determined that Leafs winger Mitch Marner, who was trying to box out Seguin on the Stars power play, caused the contact — and overturned the call, making it a 2-2 game.
“Video review determined that the actions of Stars forward Tyler Seguin did not impair the ability of Maple Leafs goaltender Ilya Samsonov to play his position prior to the goal,” the NHL Situation Room said in a tweet.
Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe was visibly upset and argued with the officials and cameras showed general manager Kyle Dubas also expressing his displeasure.
The Leafs did end up winning 3-2 on an overtime goal by Nick Robertson.
Afterward, Marner said he was confused by the rules.
On Monday, the Leafs also lost on a coach’s challenge, denying a tying goal late in the third period in an eventual loss to the Arizona Coyotes.
Maple Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly was ruled to have committed a hand pass violation in the moments leading up to the goal by Alex Kerfoot.