Lack of video review on goalie interference hurts Lightning on Seabrook goal

TAMPA, Fla. — Brent Seabrook’s tying goal in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final likely won’t count next season, but for now there’s nothing the officials could do to help the Tampa Bay Lightning.

As Seabrook’s shot was going in, Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa moved Ben Bishop’s left pad, and the Lightning goaltender was livid.

The officials conferred to discuss, but as of now, goaltender interference is not subject to video review.

Next season, as long as it’s approved by the NHLPA executive board and NHL board of governors, coaches will be able to challenge situations like this one.

The joint NHL-NHLPA competition committee on Thursday recommended that change, which general managers have debated for years.

On-ice officials will be able to review calls only on goalie interference and then confer with the situation room on offside plays.

The Canadian Press