NHL adding cameras for playoffs to help in coach challenges

St. Louis Blues center David Backes, top, tumbles over Anaheim Ducks defenseman Josh Manson in the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, March 11, 2016, in St. Louis. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) The NHL will put cameras on the blue lines beginning in the playoffs to aid officials on offside calls when games matter most.

The decision was announced Monday on the first day of meetings among the league’s general managers. Executive vice president of hockey operations Colin Campbell says the tweak should lead to more consistency and give officials another angle to review if an offside call is challenged following a goal.

The coach’s challenge was added as a video-replay option along with the change to 3-on-3 overtime last year.