GIF: Lightning goal disallowed for goaltender interference

by Apr 20, 9:34 PM
Jean-Yves Ahern / USA Today

The Tampa Bay Lightning appeared to take a 2-1 lead late in the second period of Game 3 against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, but the goal was disallowed by referee Francis Charron due to goaltender interference.

Lightning forward Alex Killorn plowed into the goal earlier in the play and was impeded from exiting the net by Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban. Once Killorn can regain his footing, Price moves across the crease and the players make minor contact.

Price then slides outside his own crease and knocks the puck into his own net when scrambling back across 3-4 seconds after the contact with Killorn:

[Courtesy: CBC]

The call was made based on rule 69.3, which states:

If a goalkeeper, in the act of establishing his position within his goal crease, initiates contact with an attacking player who is in the goal crease, and this results in an impairment of the goalkeeper’s ability to defend his goal, and a goal is scored, the goal will be disallowed.

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