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Goalie interference on Colton Orr?

Phil Kessel scored late, Leafs win 3-1.

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SuperMario's avatar

We’ll take ‘em any way we can get ‘em, Paul

Posted by SuperMario from Toronto on 10/26/10 at 11:09 PM ET

SuperMario's avatar

But yeah that was blatant Goalie Interference.

Posted by SuperMario from Toronto on 10/26/10 at 11:09 PM ET

yzer19man's avatar

um, yeah, just a bit (home game for the Leafs, what more can be said)

Posted by yzer19man on 10/26/10 at 11:12 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Why can’t that be overruled by The War Room?  That is a perfect example of why a coach should be able to ask for video review at least once a game if he chooses.

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 10/26/10 at 11:28 PM ET


That was allowed? That’s outrageous. How can anyone take the video review process seriously if that doesn’t get looked at?

Posted by false_cause from DC on 10/26/10 at 11:38 PM ET

SYF's avatar

Wings know all about those calls.  Clemmensen was definitely still in the crease and Orr fell over him.  The goal should’ve been nullified.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 10/26/10 at 11:55 PM ET

Nate A's avatar

That was terrible. No way that should have counted.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 10/27/10 at 12:32 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

I’m surprised Holmstrom wasn’t called for goaltender interference on that play for being within 1000km of Clemmenson.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 10/27/10 at 12:32 AM ET

inferno31's avatar

100% Interference, Ref had a clear view too it seems. But it happens, shouldn’t of counted but again it happens. I’ll take it anyway it comes, we had a controversial versteeg goal called back earlier this season so it is what it is.

Posted by inferno31 on 10/27/10 at 12:57 AM ET

Itrusteddrrahmani's avatar

imagine if Carlyle coached the Panthers…..he would have lost his mind

Posted by Itrusteddrrahmani from Nyc by way of A2 on 10/27/10 at 02:26 AM ET

Sullyosis's avatar

It wasn’t Holmstrom doing it so it counts.  And Randy nor Michele wasn’t there to cry about it.

Seriously though, that’s an awful f***ing call.  That’s not only a No-Goal but could be a penalty in my mind, he made no effort to get out of the goalie’s way.  Really, really awful officiating, once again.

Posted by Sullyosis from A hateful lair in Post Apocalyptic US (or Arizona) on 10/27/10 at 02:36 AM ET


That wasn’t goalie interference.  That was truculence.

Seriously though, this is another clear case of how referees are not equipped to call goalie interference.  The referee standing at the goal line always has his eye on the puck.  He does not want to miss the emphatic goal signal if the puck crosses the line (even though replay will catch this 99.9% of the time in the case of referee error).  The back referee may see the goalie interference but may not want to show up the other referee by calling a penalty that happened right in front of the front referee. 

Trying to get referees to change is like trying to show your grandparents how to use a computer.  The obvious solution is to allow goalie interference calls through replay - but there doesn’t seem to be any outcry for this.

Posted by CallMeJerry on 10/27/10 at 03:15 AM ET

Rdwings28's avatar

here’s the tag line from the top…..” Our Referees are the most professional anywhere, things happen very fast on the ice, they do the best they can, there is nothing wrong with our sport, a lot a fans get too excited about missed calls, these things happen, we have NO PLANS to make any changes to our refereeing system….BLAH BLAH BLAH”

Posted by Rdwings28 on 10/27/10 at 08:41 AM ET

Da lil Guy's avatar

I remember back in ‘93 playing EA hockey on the sega genesis.

We called that one the ‘cheater goal’.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 10/27/10 at 09:42 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

this is absolutely mindboggling.  how can the ref stand there pointing “goal” with a straight face?  seriously?

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 10/27/10 at 11:04 AM ET

HeilThom's avatar

Unreal. Homer should put that on his iPod & throw it at the ref when he gets called for his butt being in the crease without touching the goalie.

All I want is consistency.

Posted by HeilThom from Hockeytown, USA on 10/27/10 at 11:21 AM ET

PaulinMiamiBeach's avatar

All I want is consistency.

NHL officiating is very consistent.  consistently horrible.

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 10/27/10 at 11:47 AM ET

HeilThom's avatar

Posted by PaulinMiamiBeach on 10/27/10 at 10:47 AM ET

You know, I never looked at it that way. High-five, refs.

Posted by HeilThom from Hockeytown, USA on 10/27/10 at 11:53 AM ET


That is just plain old interference, whether it was the goaltender or not. Considering Zenon Konopka of hte Islanders got a goaltender interference call last week against the Panthers for while carrying the puck to the net and then knocking the net over without ever touching Vokoun it is mind boggling that this was allowed to stand. Then again they were playing Toronto in the ACC, so never mind.

Posted by hockey1919 from mid-atlantic on 10/27/10 at 12:21 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

The Konopka call might have been a reputation call more than an infraction, but Orr has just as bad of a rep as Konopka, only for a longer period.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 10/27/10 at 01:17 PM ET

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