Sunday afternoon’s Blues-Red Wings game in Detroit was a tightly contested battle that needed overtime to find a winner and, ultimately, was decided by a controversial play that possibly should not have counted.

With the Red Wings starting OT on the power play, Justin Abdelkader crashed the net and scored on a rebound just 24 seconds into the extra frame, but he did so with a broken stick.

According to Rule 10.3 in the league’s official rulebook, players are not allowed to take part in play on the ice unless they drop the broken stick.

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The play was not reviewed and the Wings took home the extra point, which can’t be sitting well with the Blues and their fans.