Charlie Coyle hit into goaltender Jeremy Swayman by Sam Bennett
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NHL makes embarrassing statement on Sam Bennett controversial goal

Published May 13, 2024 at 12:43

Last night's Bruins-Panthers game featured a contentious moment when Sam Bennett scored a tying goal under controversial circumstances.

Bennett was accused of pushing Charlie Coyle into Bruins goalie Jeremy Swayman, impeding Swayman's ability to defend his goal. The NHL reviewed the play and upheld the call on the ice, stating that the contact did not prevent Swayman from playing his position, thus allowing Bennett's goal to stand.

Coach's Challenge: FLA @ BOS -
3:41 of the Third Period

Challenge Initiated By: Boston

Type of Challenge: Goaltender Interference

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Video review supported the Referees' call on the ice that that the shove by Florida's Sam Bennett on Charlie Coyle and the subsequent contact with Jeremy Swayman did not prevent Swayman from playing his position in the crease prior to bennett's goal.

Penalty: 2:00 minor penalty: Delay of Game - Unsuccessful Challenge

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This decision led to further consequences as the Bruins were penalized with a two-minute minor for an unsuccessful challenge.

The NHL's explanation, outlined in their situation room update, has stirred significant uproar among fans and analysts, who criticized the league's rationale as unsatisfactory given the critical nature of the goal.

The controversy continues to be a hot topic in sports discussions, highlighting ongoing concerns over the consistency and transparency of NHL officiating.

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