Paul Maurice was none too thrilled with the officiating crew Friday night.
The Winnipeg Jets head coach sounded off about Marcus Sorensen's goal that opened the scoring for the San Jose Sharks, and the fact that it was upheld after Maurice challenged for goaltender interference.
Sorensen jammed the puck under Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck amid what Maurice considered egregious contact with his netminder late in the first period of San Jose's 3-2 victory.
"I'm making that call (to challenge it) all day long, and it really doesn't matter what they say to me," Maurice told reporters postgame. "There's no way they can tell me that's not goalie interference. He has two sticks into his pad that push him behind the line. I understand that the puck goes five-hole on him, but that's the reason why. He's spread open on the two sticks that pushed him behind the goal line. It's not incidental contact."
"It's not going to matter (if) I don't understand it," he added. "I'm not going to agree that they're right ever on that call."
The Jets have now lost two consecutive games and sit 2-2-0 on a six-game homestand that concludes with matchups against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday and the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.