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Situation Room Initiated Challenge: MTL @ OTT - 19:57 of the Third Period @NHLdotcom

Situation Room: MTL vs. OTT

Situation Room: Late goal reversed after challenge

The Situation Room challenges goaltender interference prior to the goal late in the 3rd, and after review, the call is overturned

  • 04:02 •

Challenge Initiated By: Situation Room

Type of Challenge: Goaltender Interference

Result: Original call is overturned - No Goal Montreal

Explanation: Video review determined that Montreal's Brendan Gallagher impaired Ottawa goaltender Matt Murray's ability to play his position in the crease prior to the puck entering the net. The decision was made in accordance with Rule 69.1 which states, in part, that "Goals should be disallowed only if: (1) an attacking player, either by his positioning or by contact, impairs the goalkeeper's ability to move freely within his crease or defend his goal."

NOTE: In the final minute of play in the third period and at any point in overtime (regular season and playoffs), Hockey Operations will initiate the review of any scenario that would otherwise be subject to a Coach's Challenge.

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