Sam Bennett's controversial game-tying goal stood in Game 4 despite goaltender interference allegations.
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Bruins fans outraged after controversial goal given to Sam Bennett

Published May 12, 2024 at 9:10 PM

Back for more, Sam Bennett kept up his mischief against the Boston Bruins. Picture this: the Panthers are down 2-1 in the third period, and they're on the power play.

Then, Bennett gave Charlie Coyle a cross check in the back, Coyle bumped into Jeremy Swayman, and Bennett snuck in to tie the game with a slick goal.

The Bruins weren't happy about it and challenged for goalie interference, but somehow, the goal stood, much to the dismay of the TD Garden crowd. It puzzled fans since it seemed to align with what goaltending interference is according to NHL rules.

If a defending player has been pushed, shoved, or fouled by an attacking player so as to cause the defending player to come into contact with his own goalkeeper, such contact shall be deemed contact initiated by the attacking player for purposes of this rule, and if necessary a penalty assessed to the attacking player and if a goal is scored it would be disallowed.

Bennett's not making any friends in Beantown, especially after he injured Boston's captain Brad Marchand with a brutal hit in game 3.

The Bruins' failed challenge, gave the Panthers another power play opportunity. They didn't score on it, but they got the momentum and soon put themselves ahead 3-2, inching closer to a 3-1 series lead and putting Boston on the edge of elimination.

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Bruins fans outraged after controversial goal given to Sam Bennett

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