VIDEO: Lightning goal disallowed on controversial goalie interference

By Brian Stubits |

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Let the debating begin.

The Tampa Bay Lightning appeared to take the lead in the second period on Sunday in Montreal when Ryan Callahan beat Carey Price in a wild sequence in front of the Canadiens crease.

Alex Killorn charged hard to the net at the beginning of the play and was flipped over Price and into the net. Price came out of the crease but recovered. Then, while Killorn was leaving the net, Price made additional contact and came back to try and save Callahan's shot but it went in.

Through all of this, play continued but when the puck went in the net, it was blown dead. Goalie interference. The Lightning were not pleased.

After the game, Lightning coach Jon Cooper shared his displeasure.

Frankly, it was a brutal call, one that had a massive impact. The most contact on the play was initiated by Price, who appeared to go out of his way to bump into Killorn as he was leaving the crease. If he didn't, he probably would have been in position to face the Callahan shot. Further, why it took so long for the call to be made only further enhances Tampa Bay's frustration.

Don't expect the goalie interference/review debate to die down after this, especially in such a crucial spot. It's a judgment call and they are always tough to make ... and debateable.

To top it all off, just seconds later Steven Stamkos took a knee to the back of the head so it wasn't a great minute for the Bolts (though Stamkos did return for the third period).

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