Bettman: Officials 'overthinking' goaltender interference challenges

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports / USA TODAY Sports

In what should come as a relief to many, the NHL has heard the recent complaints regarding goaltender interference calls.

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In a week that saw a handful of questionable calls resulting in goals being overturned due to goaltender interference - none more evident than that scored by Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Strome on Thursday night - NHL commissioner Gary Bettman addressed the matter in a press conference on Saturday, suggesting that "everyone is overthinking it," according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston.

Bettman also stated that a memo will be sent out to officials asking that they ease off when looking at video and get back to the spirit of the rule.

This season 33 goals have been reversed on the basis of goaltender interference, just two fewer than all of last season.

Bettman: Officials 'overthinking' goaltender interference challenges
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