Blues get away with the same interference play that was called on Justin Holl in Game 7 of last year's playoffs

Published December 28, 2022 at 11:01
BY RYAN SMITHERAM
Remember when Justin Holl was called for interference in Game 7 against Tampa Bay that nullified a John Tavares goal? Yeah, we all do and Sheldon Keefe certainly hasn't forgotten either.

Moments before Jordan Kyrou tied the game at four in the third period, he was able to slip the checking of Jordie Benn, thanks to a pick set by Justin Faulk who ran into Benn, freeing up Kyrou and allowing the Blues to get the puck back to the point before Kyrou scored. Keefe was livid on the Leafs' bench as were most of the players. They have every right to be upset after what happened in Game 7, but once again it goes to show just how inconsistent the officiating in the NHL is. That play happens multiple times per game and the only time it is called is in a Game 7? Come on.

Post-game, Keefe refused to directly comment on the officiating, but you could tell by his demeanor that he was not thrilled at all. Had the Leafs lost the game, he probably would have been more vocal about the missed and non-calls - particularly the pick on Benn and the blatant high-stick on Zach Aston-Reese that should have been a double-minor.



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