Controversial overturned goal helps Edmonton Oilers eliminate Calgary Flames in Game Five

Edmonton captain Connor McDavid scored at 5:03 of overtime, bringing the Oilers to victory over the Calgary Flames 5-4 on Thursday night in Game 5 of the second-round playoff series, and advancing them to the Western Conference finals.

The Oilers will face either the Colorado Avalanche or St. Louis Blues in their first conference final appearance since 2006. Colorado leads that series 3-2, with Game 6 set for Friday in St. Louis.

The initial call on the ice was a goal. The play then went under review and apparently, enough evidence was found to overturn the goal. The Oilers would go on to win the game in overtime.

Flames forward Mikael Backlund puts a shot on net that finds its way past Oilers goaltender Mike Smith and into the blue paint of the crease.

While being checked from behind and in the middle of falling, Coleman guides the puck over the redline with his skate. The officials returned after review and reversed their good goal call.

“I don’t think I understand the rule,” Coleman said postgame to TSN’s Salim Nadim Valji.

“I was getting pushed, just trying to keep my foot on the ice. I felt like I was in the battle. My understanding is you can direct the puck, but you just can’t kick. I didn’t feel I kicked it.”