Lower than eight minutes into Recreation 1, Jets defenseman Ben Chariot performed a spinning backhand cross in direction of Joel Armia, who lower in entrance of Ryan Carpenter to redirect the puck previous Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury along with his skate, bumping into Fleury within the course of.
The referees initially waved off the objective, not for a possible kick, however as a result of Armia was dominated to intervene with Fleury as he lunged via the crease.
Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice disagreed with the choice and determined to problem the decision on the ice.
After a prolonged video overview, the officers dominated that Armia made contact with Fleury, however solely after he had already redirected the puck into the web. Subsequently, the objective was awarded as Armia didn’t inhibit Fleury’s potential to make the save.
Right here is the official clarification of the play from the NHL:
At 7:35 of the primary interval within the Golden Knights/Jets sport, video overview decided that the puck deflected off of Joel Armia’s skate and entered the Vegas internet in a authorized trend. In line with Rule 49.2 “A puck that deflects into the web off an attacking participant’s skate who doesn’t use a definite kicking movement is a reputable objective.” Nevertheless, the Referee knowledgeable the Scenario Room that he had “no objective” on account of goaltender interference on the play. Winnipeg then requested a Coach’s Problem to overview the “Interference on the Goalkeeper” choice that resulted in a “no objective” name.
After reviewing all out there replays and consulting with the Referee, the Scenario Room decided that the contact between Winnipeg’s Joel Armia and Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury occurred after the puck was deflected into the web and, subsequently, no goaltender interference infractions occurred.
After the sport, Vegas coach Gerard Gallant appeared disillusioned that the media did not press him for his ideas on the scenario.
Gerard Gallant steps off podium saying: “Nobody’s going to ask me in regards to the objective?” Mic drop.
— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) Might 13, 2018
Armia’s objective turned out to be the game-winner as the Jets beat the Golden Knights Four-2 in Recreation 1 Saturday night time.