Originally written on Diehardsport  |  Last updated 11/18/14
After Patrick Kane scored a goal to cut the Detroit Red Wings lead to one after a controversial no call when Johan Franzen was hit from behind, the referees were likely looking for a make up call.  That’s exactly what Chicago Blackhawks fans will be saying happened here after a goal was disallowed because Andrew Shaw apparently interfered with goalie Jimmy Howard.  Referee Brad Watson waved the goal off as soon as it crossed the goal line, so at least he was emphatic with his decision. From the NHL Rulebook: 69.1 Interference on the Goalkeeper - This rule is based on the premise that an attacking player’s position, whether inside or outside the crease, should not, by itself, determine whether a goal should be allowed or disallowed. In other words, goals scored while attacking players are standing in the crease may, in appropriate circumstances be allowed. Goals should be disallowed only if: (1) an attacking player, either by his positioning or by contact, impairs the goalkeeper’s ab...
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