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NHL gives horrendous explanation on controversial Bennett goal

Published May 13, 2024 at 10:07
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The Bruins were up 2-1 last night when Panthers forward Sam Bennett scored a controversial goal to tie the game at 2.

Bennett pushed Charlie Coyle onto goalie Jeremy Swayman which caused the Bruins goaltender to be unable to make his way across the crease as Bennett put the puck into a wide open net.

The NHL commented on the goal after it was reviewed and the call on the ice stood, stating that Swayman was still able to move in the crease and could have made the save.

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


Challenge Initiated By: Boston

Type of Challenge: Goaltender Interference

Explanation:
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

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This explanation has been causing a lot of drama online as fans believe this a horrendous explanation from the NHL especially on such a crucial goal.

Source: Daily hockey dose
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