On Saturday, it appeared that Jakub Jerabek had scored his first goal as a Capital against his former team, the Montreal Canadiens. The Czech defenseman aimed a wrist shot on Carey Price from just outside the faceoff circle, which snuck in over Price’s catching glove.
After reviewing the goal, the NHL later determined that TJ Oshie had tipped in Jerabek’s shot. They gave Oshie credit for the tally, though he insisted he hadn’t got a piece of it in his post-game interview. “I kind of thought it was Jerry’s,” TJ Oshie said to the media. “I haven’t seen the video, but I was trying to jump and get out of the way.”
With two further days of deliberation, the NHL concurred with that assessment.
You get a goal! You get a goal! Jakub Jerabek gets a goal! pic.twitter.com/9bCIp0r0ni
— NBC Sports Capitals (@NBCSCapitals) March 25, 2018
Monday, the NHL changed the credit back to Jerabek, marking his first goal as a Capital, and his first tally since January 17 when he was still with the Canadiens.
— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) March 26, 2018
The shot snuck between Carey Price’s arm and ribs.
When the NHL announced the tally was being credited to Jerabek once more, Capitals Radio host Ben Raby offered an interesting tid-bit about his first career NHL goal.
There may never be a clean goal call of Jakub Jerabek's career. His 1st career goal (with #Habs) was a point shot that appeared to be deflected by Max Pacioretty. I don't know if he ever got the keepsake puck from that one. Now his 2nd career goal takes 2 days to become official https://t.co/oYz4wHUfa1
— Ben Raby (@BenRaby31) March 26, 2018
The credit on that goal was given to Max Pacioretty, before returning to Jerabek later. Meaning that it is likely that he does not have a keepsake puck for either goal.
What a bummer.
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