VIDEO: Lightning goal disallowed on controversial goalie interference
The Lightning appeared to take a 2-1 lead in Game in Montreal on Sunday when Ryan Callahan's goal was disallowed for a controversial goalie interference call.
Let the debating begin.
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.
"I was pissed then, and I'm pissed now. That's just my opinion." Jon Cooper on the disallowed goal.— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) April 21, 2014
Jon Cooper: "We only scored three goals -- I mean two -- and they scored three."— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) April 21, 2014
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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