The NHL admitted that a Hurricanes goal should not have counted in their 6-5 win at the Blue Jackets on Sunday.

At 18:45 of the second period, Carolina's Vincent Trocheck scored to give the Hurricanes a 4-3 lead. Replays appeared to show he had entered the zone before the puck carrier, Dougie Hamilton, did.

The Blue Jackets used a coach's challenge to get the call overturned, but linesmen Tyson Baker and Jonny Murray reviewed the play and decided the goal would stand, resulting in a delay of game penalty for Columbus.

During the intermission, however, game officials informed both teams that the NHL had determined the challenge should have resulted in Carolina's goal being disallowed. As a result, the remaining 45 seconds of the delay of game penalty against Columbus that carried over to the third period were rescinded.