Carolina Hurricanes defenceman Ron Hainsey got credit for Thursday's game-winner against Toronto, but it was Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier who took the heat for the goal.
Hainsey banked a pass off the boards in his defensive zone and the puck travelled, untouched, all the way down to the Toronto end. In the race for posession, Canes forward Radek Dvorak beat Leafs defencemen Morgan Rielly and Cody Franson to the faceoff circles.
With the new hybrid icing rule put in place this season, the linesman waived off icing. Bernier opted to not play the puck, which deflected off the boards and off his right skate and into the net.
The goal stood as the difference in Carolina's 3-2 win.
The hybrid icing rule was instituted this season when the NHL Players' Association voted to approve it after the test run during exhibition games.
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