the puck clearly went to the back of the net, as in 2 feet behind the goal line, then bounced back under Stephan. It was an obvious goal.
Crossing the line wasn't in question. The question was whether the net was slightly tilted up by Stephan backing into it (a la Turco) and the puck went in either under the lifted post or side of the net.
The replay from behind the net shows it crossed the line either under it or just inside the post, probably under it. I think the replay was basically inconclusive, and it deserved to stand. But it left room for very potentially interesting frame-by-frame shots.
I'm guessing Brunnstrom is benched for the rest of the game.
He lost his PP time to Ott, and Neal's been double shifting with Petersen and Modano.
Benched or hurt? You never know. Being on the bench doesn't mean he didn't tweak something.
I wouldn't be surprised at either, especially given the types of struggles he had in the preseason (i.e., being weak on the puck, not enough effort on the backcheck). Those things piss Tippett off, and he's never been afraid to bench guys for that, if those have reoccured.