Originally Posted by Cant Touch This
66 shots? The box score says shots favored Chicago 40-30. Still a little unbalanced, but not 66-40 unbalanced. Maybe I'm looking at the wrong statsheet...?
Also, I wouldn't call it a phantom interference. It's a judgment call for sure, but Shaw was definitely in the crease.
Howard is playing lights out. That's why Detroit is ahead in the series.
Sorry, was referring to shots attempted (ie. missed shots, blocked shots). It's generally a strong indicator of puck possession which ultimately drives scoring chances over long sample sizes as often goals are a result of bounces and redirections stemming from cycling, possession (ie. not always the nifty passes and breakaways).
Reading the rule, Kerry Fraser summed it up pretty well on his article on TSN. Although a judgement call, what Shaw did was not consistent with the criteria for disallowing a goal. And wasn't particularly close. He positioned himself as players do 90% of the time in front of the goalie. I think Shaw's antics that point to the game allowed the refs to not give him the benefit of the doubt. Normally, I'd prefer that be a reviewable play (it is a tough judgement call to make in a split second), but the rule is the rule, and Hawks lost a goal because of a dumb rule and an unfortunate decision in the moment.