Leafs' Jonathan Bernier fooled by hybrid icing

The Toronto Maple Leafs' night started with an injury to goaltender James Reimer, and their winning streak ended with a puck going in off Jonathan Bernier. Ron Hainsey scored the game-winner for the Carolina Hurricanes as they beat the Maple Leafs 3-2 Thursday night at Air Canada Centre.

New icing rule leads to Toronto goalie's gaffe

Toronto Maple Leafs goalie blunders on what should be a routine play. Ron Hainsey is credited with the goal. 1:48

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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