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This was possibly the worst goalie interference call of all time

These calls are usually close, but this one...this one was bad.

Boston Bruins v New Jersey Devils
Charlie McAvoy was almost robbed of a goal.
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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.