In most instances, coach’s challenges for goalie interference have been used to erase what was called a goal on the ice.
Tonight in Carolina, it went the other way around.
A goal that was initially disallowed because of goalie interference was reversed, thanks to the first successful challenge of the year from Bill Peters.
At 8:17 of the first period in the Wild/Hurricanes game, Carolina requested a Coach’s Challenge to review the “Interference on the Goalkeeper” decision that resulted in a “no goal” call.
After reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee determined that Carolina’s Jay McClement was propelled into Minnesota goaltender Devan Dubnyk by a defending player before the puck crossed the goal line. The decision was made in accordance with Note 2 of Rule 78.7 (ii) which states, in part, that the goal on the ice should have been allowed because “the attacking Player was pushed, shoved or fouled by a defending Player causing the attacking Player to come into contact with the goalkeeper.”
Therefore the original call is overturned – good goal Carolina Hurricanes.
Thanks to the call, Andrej Nestrasil was credited with his first goal of the campaign, and Carolina jumped out to a 2-0 lead.