Leafs Mike Babcock successful in first coachs challenge in N

Posted by seestyle on August 4th, 2022

The Maple Leafs hired Mike Babcockto win them a lotof games, so it's fitting thatin his debut, the former Red Wings coach made history in some form or fashion. Cheslor Cuthbert Jersey Babcockwas succe sful in executing the NHL's first coach's challenge Wednesday.

In anew wrinkle forthis season, coaches are able tochallengegoals Chris Owings Jersey involving goalie interference or offside plays. Babcock used the challenge when it appeared Canadiens defensemanJeff Petry scored 6:36 into the second period. He argued that Montreal'sTomas Plekanec interfered with Maple Leafs goalie Jason Hammel Jersey Jonathan Bernier.PHOTOS:|

MUST WATCH: First ever coaches challenge overrules Jeff Petry goal.

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The goal was overturnedand voilaNHL history was made.

Winning the challenge gave Babcock another one that could Frank White Jersey use another if needed. The new rulestates acoach musthave his timeout Kansas City Royals Jersey left in order to challenge a goal.

Also added to the NHL rulebook this season is three-on-three overtime, but the game didn't make it quite that far.The Maple Leafs lost 3-1 Wily Peralta Jersey , meaning the first true win of Toronto'sBabcock era will wait a little longer.

But winning the NHL's first challenge counts for something, right?

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