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Trying To Make Sense Of The NHL’s Goaltender Interference Standards

The NHL has its fair share of problems, but one of its biggest is consistency with goaltender interference rulings. This was on full display last night in the New Jersey Devils 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins when Jake Guentzel’s tied the game at 4:04 of the third period. As the video below shows, Sidney Crosby (how fitting) skated the puck in, and fired a shot prior to losing his edge and bulldozing goaltender Keith Kinkaid. Guentzel buries the rebound, while Kinkaid is recoiling from his physical contact with Crosby. Despite a coach’s challenge by New Jersey, the on-ice call stood.