Goalie interference calls can be … nebulous. That confusion is only compounded in the playoffs, when officials are under the microscope when every game and twist means that much more.
The NHL can be relieved that a decision to waive off a goal due to goalie interference likely won’t make a big impact in Game 4 of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Washington Capitals, but it could have been significant.
(Especially when Auston Matthews made Washington’s lead shrink to a mere goal; the Caps restored it soon after.)
You can watch the disallowed goal in the video above. Here’s the NHL Situation Room Blog explanation:
Sign that things aren’t as clear as they could be: Roberto Luongo joke.