The Nashville Predators need just one win in their final two games to lock up the Central Division, and on Tuesday night, they could’ve been crowned division champs had the latest controversial goaltender interference call gone their way.
With the Panthers holding a 2-1 lead late in the final seconds of the game, the puck happened to squeak through the legs of goaltender Roberto Luongo after Viktor Arvidsson freed the puck loose before Filip Forsberg banged it home.
The goal reviewed, and it was determined that Luongo was in fact interfered with on the play, giving the Panthers a big two points to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.
If you frequent hockey Twitter, then you know the outrage coming from Preds fans over that goal. One fan – who happens to be the wife of Predators centre Mike Fisher and one of the biggest country music starts – by the name of Carrie Underwood (you may’ve heard of her) took to Twitter to air her thoughts out on the call.
Carrie speaks all of us, even though she might be a little bias, doesn’t she?
Eight-time PGA Tour winner Brandt Snedeker also took to Twitter to chime in with his thoughts on the non-goal.
Filip Forsberg called out the NHL’s lack of clarity on the rulings.
As you could imagine, Preds fans and media members were confused as Carrie was.
Here's the NHL's explanation on it all.
The Jets and Preds both have two games remaining on the season, meaning this call could’ve had major ramifications on the playoff picture if the point differential between Nashville and Winnipeg was smaller. The Predators currently have a three-point lead over Winnipeg at 113 points.
So, what do you think? Was that goaltender interference or not?