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Goal by Penguins’ Zach Aston-Reese changed to Kris Letang

March 13, 2018

Rookie winger Zach Aston-Reese went to bed Thursday night with three career NHL goals. He woke up Friday with two.

A video review at NHL headquarters Friday morning showed the winning goal in Thursday’s 3-1 Penguins victory over Los Angeles did not hit Aston-Reese’s skate on its way to the back of the net. The goal was credited to Kris Letang instead.

Aston-Reese said he was fine with the scoring change and insisted he wasn’t just saying that as a show of rookie humility.

“I’ve been around long enough where I know that stuff evens out over time,” Aston-Reese said. “I didn’t even know it went off of me and I told Tanger that.”

Jonathan Bombulie is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at jbombulie@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BombulieTrib.