Watch: Leafs squeak out shootout victory after Panthers' winner overturned
The Florida Panthers thought they won Tuesday's clash against the Toronto Maple Leafs after Evan Rodrigues appeared to score a shootout winner, but the celebration was premature.
The would-be goal was taken off the board after video review determined Rodrigues double-tapped his attempt.
Maple Leafs forward Noah Gregor, who also scored Toronto's only regulation goal, netted his next attempt to set up a 2-1 victory. Players from both teams had to return to the bench after the dramatic twist.
"Have not seen that," Panthers head coach Paul Maurice said postgame, per Bally Sports Florida.
He added, light-heartedly: "Especially that fast. You know what I do think: It's important they have rules."
Maple Leafs goalie Joseph Woll was just happy to end the unique night on the winning side.
"It was a bit of a whirlwind," the rookie told TSN's Mark Masters with a laugh. "I made it all the way back in the locker room, I already had my gloves off. It was nice getting the word that it was under review. After seeing the video, they made the right call."
The victory snapped a two-game skid for the Maple Leafs, who are now 11-6-3 on the year. Florida's loss was its third in its past four games.