It was only a matter of time before goalie interference reviews left their mark on the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
After a goal stood earlier in the evening during Game 5 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins, the Calgary Flames were unable to overturn an on-ice goalie interference call in their win-or-go-home tilt with the Colorado Avalanche. Goalie interference giveth, and goalie interference taketh away.
Flames winger Sam Bennett was called for interference while wrestling with Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson in front of the net. Calgary forward Johnny Gaudreau was able to slip home the wraparound while Colorado goaltender Philipp Grubauer was down and out of position. Here's another look:
In its explanation upholding the call, the league stated that Bennett's actions caused Johnson to make contact with Grubauer before the puck crossed the line.
The goal would've brought the Flames within one, but instead, the Avs rode the momentum to an even larger lead.