SAN JOSE, Calif. — San Jose Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said that a goalie interference penalty that frees momentum to the Vegas Golden Knights was”a travesty,” following his team’s Sport 2 loss at home on Friday.
After a wild first period which saw the Knights and Sharks both score three consecutive goals, San Jose defenseman Brent Burns appeared to give his team the lead just 51 minutes into the 2nd frame. However, the referees waved off the target, mentioning Connection with Knights goalie Marcandre Fleury by Sharks centre Logan Couture.
They gave the Knights an electrical play and also took one step further by giving a penalty for goalie interference, which eliminated any opportunity for the Sharks to use a coach’s challenge to overturn the telephone to Couture. When Mark Stone scored his third aim of the playoffs with Couture from the box, it had been an undeniable swing in momentum: The Sharks having gone from a 4-3 cause a 4-3 deficit within the length of 40 minutes.
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“The travesty of the telephone is that if they’d called goalie disturbance [without a minor penalty], we might have contested it,” DeBoer said after the 5 3 Golden Knights triumph, knotting their show at 11 as it changes to Las Vegas on Sunday. “I believe the league would have recognized that Fleury was out the crease, awarded us an objective, and we’d have been upward 4-3. It’s a different game. On the contrary, it’s a two-goal swing.”
There were two points of disagreements on the drama. The disallowed goal was regarded by the initial. The Sharks contended that Fleury had moved outside his blue crease and then”to the white,” and that any contact with him wasn’t intentional from Couture and could’ve been the result of contact with Vegas defenseman Brayden McNabb.
“Tough call,” Couture said. “Being involved in it, I thought it had been outside of the crease. I thought Fleury hurried right into mepersonally, but I will have to see the replay on it. McNabb touched me.”
Asked what the referees thought , Couture said,”He said ran into him, I hit him with no one touched me,” I moved in myself. I never have seen the replay. Can I pushed? Can I at the crease? You guys might have to tell mepersonally, because I have not seen it.”
DeBoer surfaced and watched the drama.
“the situation that I have with that is that he’s entitled to that ice, and because Fleury’s out the crease and [Couture] is only about that area, there’s no intent at all to conduct into Fleury,” DeBoer said.
Then there was the penalty for goalie interference, which requires something greater than simply a bump that is glancing to earn two moments at the box.
“It was absolutely the right call. He hit him in the mind. The guy skates through the paint, and he is trying to play the puck, he is defending his goal and then lumps him at the mind. To me personally, it’s pretty obvious,” he explained. “I really don’t know what they are happening over there.”
“I know they do a great deal of complaining about Fleury and the people ahead. Whenever you’re stretching the blue paint a few additional feet, it’s very tough for the resistance to avoid from him once they are fighting the D-men in front,” he explained. “It’s a pretty great reaction by him. He cried them.”
There are plenty of reasons why the Sharks lost Game two, by a leaky shield which demanded the pulling of goalie Martin Jones at the first period to a power play that travelled 1-for-8 and quit two short-handed targets. But while it could not have been the determining factor, the goalie interference call was certainly a element from the Vegas triumph.
“That 1 telephone is just a two-goal swing in the game,” DeBoer said,”plus it’s really devastating for our group. It’s a shame.”