There were three situations on Tuesday night involving National Hockey League goaltenders and poor, borderline terrible decisions by the on-ice officials.
Let's start in San Jose, where the Sharks were simply robbed of a game-winning overtime goal against the Calgary Flames through an indefensible call by the referees:
As the video shows, Tommy Wingels of the San Jose Sharks goes to the top the crease and jabs Miikka Kiprusoff in the pad with this stick. Olli Jokinen then shoves his own goaltender, knocking him off-balance. Justin Braun scored moments later … and the goal was waived off due to "goalie interference."
What a joke. The Hockey Gods gave the Sharks justice, as they won in the shootout.
Via CSN Bay Area, Sharks Coach Todd McLellan:
"First of all, they have a tough job to do. Let me start with the good stuff. After that, you have to make sure that if you're going to make that call you have to be 100 percent sure," McLellan said.
"What I do...