Henrik Zetterberg had harsh words for the NHL at large after the Detroit Red Wings were handed a ruling that baffled and angered. The Wings lost, 3-2, Saturday night at BB&T Center to the Florida Panthers, burned with 7.7 seconds to go in regulation. While battling Mike Green at the crease, Jonathan Huberdeau pounced on a loose puck in the paint and buried it for the game-winner. Green did engage with Huberdeau, but Huberdeau didn’t look like he tried to avoid Mrazek. The situation room in Toronto initiated a video review, and announced that, “(a)fter reviewing all available replays and consulting with NHL Hockey Operations staff, the Referee confirmed no goaltender interference infractions occurred before the puck crossed the goal line.” Coach Jeff Blashill was ejected after he took umbrage with the call. Zetterberg was the first Red Wing to speak after the game, and his words reached beyond the night. “The inconsistency in this league right now, if it's the refs or it's the guys in Toronto or if it's the suspensions or if it's the fines, it's hard for us as players to know what rules we are playing under,” Zetterberg said. “You see it over and over again. “Losing a game like this that is really important, the points are really important, on a call that yesterday could have been goalie interference and tonight it’s not. Probably tomorrow that will be goalie interference again. That’s what’s frustrating for us. They have to find a way to deal with this.” Zetterberg said he was told by one of the officials that there wasn’t enough interference to overturn the goal.
Zetterberg blasts inconsistencies in officiating after non-interference call
Detroit Free Press | Feb 4