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Goalie Interference: Chicago Defeats Calgary on Questionable OT Goal

What are your thoughts about the OT winner by Chicago?

Hawks win 3-2 on Havlat’s OT goal

Flames upset at no-call
Miikka Kiprusoff maintained after the Blackhawks’ 3-2 overtime win that he was interfered with on Martin Havlat’s game-winning goal.

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David Hutchison

David is one of the founders of InGoal Magazine which he began in 2009. Of course he finds time for some goaltending of his own as well, and despite his age, clings desperately to the idea that some NHL team will call him to play for them - though in his mid-forties (OK, late 40s) it'll likely be for a practice when everyone else on their depth chart has the flu and the shooter tutor has gone in for repairs.

4 Comments

  1. Dan Allen

    Looked like a pretty blatant non-call to me, Kiprusoff couldn’t couldn’t get his stick to the puck because the chicago player (#16) had half his body in the crease and Kiprusoff’s blocker was caught up in him. Unfortunately, refs sometimes don’t make these calls because they don’t want the game to be decided by a blown call. But in this case, the game was decided on a blown non-call, which is just as bad.

  2. Dan Allen

    Looking at it closer, I guess the chicago forward (Ladd) was pushed into the crease, but he didn’t really put up much of a fight to stay out of it either. From the behind the net camara view it looked like the flames D (Leopold) actually pushed Ladd wide, but ladd changed his direction to be pushed into the goalie instead of off to the side.

  3. Gary Davidson

    I think the goal actually entered the net before any contact. I don’t understand your use of the word “blatant”, for it was anything but. No doubt he was pushed into Kipper.

  4. Thom Kirby

    It looks to me that the person in question (Ladd) was pushed in to the crease by (Leopold). If the offensive player is pushed into the defensive crease, it shouldn’t be interference.