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Montreal Canadiens forward Cole Caufield
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NHL Screws Cole Caufield Due to Major Scoring Change

Published March 3, 2024 at 12:09
BY AARON
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Despite last night's defeat, it seemed that forward Cole Caufield had reached an important milestone. The Montreal Canadiens' number 22 was initially credited with the team's third goal, thus appearing to surpass the 20-goal mark for a third consecutive season.

See the goal in question here:


However, there was some confusion as Joel Armia was the first forward to head to the bench, a gesture typically reserved for the goal scorer.


Despite this, the league officially credited the goal to Cole Caufield, allowing him to reach the 20-goal milestone.

"They've credited that goal to Caufield, so that's his 20th of the season!" - Arpon Basu


However, a twist occurred on Sunday morning. Indeed, the NHL has withdrawn the goal from Caufield's record, awarding it instead to Josh Anderson. Therefore, it will take a few more games before number 22 can reach the coveted 20-goal mark.

This goal is likely a significant boost for Josh Anderson, who hadn't scored in nearly two months. The 29-year-old forward is having a tough season, with only eight goals and nine assists (17 points) in 57 games.

It's worth noting that this is his lowest offensive output since the 2019-2020 season with the Columbus Blue Jackets when he only played 24 games.


Credit: Habs and NHL
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