Controversial goal call, Game 4
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NHL gives a horrendous explanation of the controversial goal in game 4

Published May 12, 2024 at 10:06 PM

While trailing by one goal in the third period of game 4, Sam Bennett of the Florida Panthers scored a goal which many NHL fans thought should not have counted.

Bennett, who is still being criticized for injuring Bruins star player Brad Marchand in game 3, found himself in yet another controversial situation during game 4.

Many fans thought the play should have been called back due to goalie interference, but the NHL disagreed, realeasing a statement shortly following the goal.

Coach's Challenge: FLA @ BOS -
3:41 of the Third Period

Challenge Initiated By: Boston

Type of Challenge: Goaltender Interference

Video review supported the Referees' call on the ice that that the shove by Florida's Sam Bennett on Charlie Coyle and the subsequent contact with Jeremy Swayman did not prevent Swayman from playing his position in the crease prior to bennett's goal.

Penalty: 2:00 minor penalty: Delay of Game - Unsuccessful Challenge

The above information is provided from the NHL for information purposes. PLEASE do not respond to this email. For all in-game inquiries, please email ingame@nhl.com.
For all video review explanations visit: http:// www.nhl.com/situationroom.

Here are some videos of the goal in question:

No matter what fans think of the call, it was the one that was made during the game, and the Bruins ended up losing 3-2, meaning they are facing elimination down 3-1, a series score to which Boston holds an 0-25 all time record.

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Should Sam Bennett's goal been called back due to Goalie Interference?

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