Goalie interference is one of the more frustrating calls in the NHL.
It’s largely subjective, rarely obvious and almost always infuriating to the team that has a goal wiped out.
In tonight’s first period, however, we saw what truly might be one of the worst goalie interference calls of all time.
Charlie McAvoy took a shot from the circle, with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron causing havoc in front of Andrei Vasilevskiy.
The shot found its way in to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. However, the goal was initially taken off the board.
Take a look, via Chris:
The weirdest part was that it was, emphatically, called no goal immediately. It wasn’t a conference and then a wave off, wasn’t a half-hearted wave. The ref was certain it didn’t count.
Bruce Cassidy wisely challenged the call, and it was overturned after a review that took a lot longer than it needed to.
Ultimately, they got the call right, but man...not the finest moment for the men in stripes.