Puck was in the zone before the foot touched down. BUT if the foot touched down before he touched the puck (and everyone else was onside), I guess that would make it legal. Maybe?
"83.3 Delayed Off-Side - A situation where an attacking player(or players) has preceded the puck across the attacking blue line, but the defending team is in a position to bring the puck back out of its defending zone without any delay or contact with an attacking player, or, the attacking players are in the process of clearing the attacking zone.
If an off-side call is delayed, the Linesman shall drop his arm to nullify the off-side violation and allow play to continue if:
(i) All players of the offending team clear the zone at the same instant (skate contact with the blue line) permitting the attacking players to re-enter the attacking zone, or..."
That's my understanding.
If his back skate did not touch blue line OR he contacted puck before touching blue line, then offsides
Not sure if folks got it here, but Shelley isn't quite right about the Devils goal. He was offside, and then he tagged up. The entry was offside but it doesn't matter because he tagged up before any Devil touched the puck.
There you go. That's how it should have been explained.
Yesterday against the Islanders I thought even though the Islanders jumped out to a lead, if the Blue Jackets keep playing like they are, I think they will win. In this game, it's almost the opposite. Even though the Jackets lead if they don't up their game a bit, I don't like their chances.