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November 11, 2011 7:00 pm

Should goalie interference be reviewed?

Should their be more video review in hockey? Specifically, should certain goals be reviewed to determine if they should be disallowed for goalie interference? In various conversations, the suggestion has been put forth by Kings TV analyst Jim Fox, and it became a topic again after last night’s game, when a Vancouver goal was disallowed for goalie interference. Given the technology involved — specifically the very clear overhead camera — it would seem reasonable to have the play reviewed, but only in goal/non-goal situations. Last night, for instance, the Canucks claimed that contact with Jonathan Quick took place after the puck had already gone in the net, while Quick was adamant that he got pushed and elbowed. I asked Quick whether he thought those types of plays should be reviewed.

QUICK: “If you’re doing (the review) both ways, yeah, I think that’s fair. … I don’t see why not. They’re kind of getting into that with football, whether they should review head-shots and stuff like that. Obviously it’s a pivotal part of the game, whether or not it’s a 15-yard penalty on third down or whatever. Same with hockey. It’s a goal for or a goal against. Especially the way games are going right now, 2-1 or 3-2, they’re all tight games, so one goal goes a long way, as far as momentum goes and the outcome of the game.’’

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