WATCH: Nylander goal against Flyers counts after initially being ruled a kick

Toronto Maple Leafs winger William Nylander opened the scoring in the second period of his team’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.

The 25-year-old Swede tipped a pass from Jake Muzzin past Flyers goaltender Carter Hart for his sixth goal of the season.
Nylander didn’t redirect the puck with his stick, though … it bounced off his right skate before sneaking underneath Hart’s right arm. Referee Trevor Hanson immediately ruled “no goal” on the play but his call was overturned after a brief review.
Here’s the video of the play, as posted to Twitter by Sportsnet:

After further review, we’ve got a good goal!
William Nylander’s got himself a five-game point streak. #NHLonSN
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) November 11, 2021

Muzzin and Auston Matthews picked up the assists on Nylander’s goal. Nylander now stands alone in second place behind John Tavares on the Leafs’ goal-scoring leaderboard.
Toronto currently leads Philadelphia by a 1-0 score after 40 minutes of play.

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Author: Mike Gould / The Leafs Nation