Carolina HurricanesRod Brind'Amour, coach, said that the Boston BruinsThe officials gave them a goal when his goalie interference attempt failed to reverse a forward-period total. Jake DeBrusk.
“They're too strong a team for us to give them goals. After Sunday's Game 4 at Boston’s T.D., Brind'Amour stated that they have no chance of winning if this happens. Garden, a win by the Bruins of 5-2 that tied their first round series at 2-2.
DeBrusk scored a power play goal with 1:16 remaining in the second period to tie the game at 2:2. Forward Brad MarchandCarolina's goalie was backhanded with the puck Antti RaantaHe unsuccessfully attempted to cover the puck. DeBrusk eventually tapped the puck across the goal line after a scramble for the net.
Replays indicated that Raanta had his left pad moved by a stick prior to the goal being scored. This knocked him off balance. It was unclear if the stick belonged to DeBrusk, or Carolina's defenseman. Brett PesceThat had jostled him.
“I didn’t have it all covered. Raanta said that if the goalie can be taken out of his balance, and then score, it should not be goalie interference. “I had a great conversation with the ref. It is what it was.”
Brind'Amour chose to challenge a coach on the play but the goal was still upheld.
Brind'Amour said, “I would have put my life on that one.” It is clear, especially after the view that we witnessed — that it is. [the puck]He is between his pads, and the puck is loose. But the man came from the sides, pulled his pads and took the puck. It would have been a different story if the guy came in from the front and played with the puck. It's not possible to play the puck if it's between your legs and the side of the goalie.
The NHL explained the decision by citing Rule.69.7. This states that incidental contact is allowed and that any goal scored as a result of such contact will be allowed.
Carolina was assessed a delay-of-game penalty. This was a risky gamble, as the center had to pay for it. Sebastian AhoHigh-sticking double-minor punishment was taken for the murder of a Boston captain Patrice Bergeron. Marchand scored the game-winning goal in the final 44 seconds of the third period, on the power-play.
Marchand had two goals and three assists on each of the five Bruins goals.
The Hurricanes' second period penalty for delay of game was one of six. Carolina was assessed eight minor penalties for the game, which lasted 18 minutes. The Bruins went 2-for-9 in the power play and played 12:10 with the man advantage.
“We took too many penalty these two games. It's simply a matter of being more disciplined. They are great hockey players,” said the center. Vincent Trocheck.
Game 5 in this series will be played in Raleigh on Tuesday night. The Bruins won't have their top defenseman. Charlie McAvoyThe NHL's COVID protocol was entered by Corey on Sunday, and he missed Game 4.