Bruins skeptical on how Bennett’s controversial goal permitted

Time Of Info By TOI Desk Report   May 13, 2024   Update on : May 13, 2024

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After losing a third straight playoff game to the Florida Panthers, the Boston Bruins are on the brink of elimination.

The 3-2 loss in Game 4 on Sunday night at the TD Garden had another controversial no-call that hampered the Bruins, which once again centers around Florida Panthers’ Sam Bennett.

Bennett had already created a controversy in Game 3 against Bruins with an extremely questionable hit (and sucker punch) on Brad Marchand, reports

Marchand could not participate in Game 4 with an upper-body injury, leaving the Bruins without their captain.

Sam Bennett was in the middle of controversy yet again early in the third period On Sunday’s game, scoring a goal after that tied the game, clearly sending Charlie Coyle into Jeremy Swayman, and interfering with the Boston goaltender.

With Boston Bruins ahead by 2-1, Florida Panthers were on a power play and attacking mode in the Boston zone. With a ruckus in front of Swayman in the Boston net, Bennett gave a hard check to the back on Coyle, sending him towards Swayman. The puck, off a rebound, found its way to Bennett, which he took full advantage of in front of an open net and evened the game at 2-2.

The Bruins called for foul immediately and head coach Jim Montgomery challenged the call as well, being confident that officials would see that Bennett cross-checked Coyle into Swayman and foul him for goaltender interference.

However, much to the surprise of hockey viewers, the call stood after a brief review and the game was drawn at 2-2.

Four minutes into Bennett’s goal, Aleksander Barkov snuck through the Bruin’s defense and scored, leading the Panthers to a 3-2 victory.

As one can imagine, the Bruins were not happy that the call on the ice was not overturned.


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