San Jose Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said a goalie interference penalty that swung momentum to the Vegas Golden Knights was "a travesty," following his team's Game 2 loss at home on Friday.
After a wild first period that saw the Knights and Sharks both score three straight goals, San Jose defenseman Brent Burns appeared to give his team the lead just 51 seconds into the second frame. But the referees waved off the goal, citing contact with Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury by Sharks center Logan Couture.
They took it one step further by giving Couture a two-minute penalty for goalie interference, which eliminated any chance for the Sharks to use a coach's challenge to potentially overturn the call and also gave the Knights a power play. When Mark Stone scored his third goal of the playoffs with Couture in the box, it was an undeniable swing in momentum: The Sharks having gone from a 4-3 lead to a 4-3 deficit in the span of 40 seconds.