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Video- Let’s Review Jonathan Huberdeau’s Shootout Goal

from Kerry Fraser of TSN,

Presently, there is no review process in place to determine a violation of Rule 69—goalie interference. For the past three seasons, I have been publicly advocating for the implementation of a referee's review to be conducted from a monitor in the penalty box for all potential goals scored where goalkeeper interference is suspected. This would require a rule change and it finally appears to be getting some solid traction and consideration from the general managers.

Even if the referees had the ability to utilize video review, Jonathan Huberdeau's shootout winning goal on Saturday night would be one of the most difficult plays to determine if the goal was in fact scored in a legal manner. I believe that the vast majority of the referees would allow Huberdeau's goal to stand. Let me explain why.

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watch the shootout goal below...

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TreKronor's avatar

If that happened during regular game play (vs. the Shootout), that isn’t a goal.  He clearly makes contact with the goalie before the puck is even close to crossing the goal line.

Posted by TreKronor on 03/09/15 at 02:00 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Don’t care if it’s the skills competition or not…how is that not goalie interference?

Posted by mrfluffy from the phone, calling Detroit, telling them it's on 03/09/15 at 02:23 PM ET

Alan's avatar

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 03/09/15 at 02:23 PM ET

That’s a good question. I’m not sure how that counts as a goal, “reviewable” or not. The ref had a clear view of the play, and should have waved it off.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 03/09/15 at 03:07 PM ET

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