Controversial Maple Leafs goal stands despite interference challenge
The Toronto Maple Leafs took a pivotal 3-2 lead in their first round playoff series with the Boston Bruins following a 2-1 victory in Game 5 of the series on Friday night. They got the win partially due to the benefit of a controversial call.
Auston Matthews scored the first goal of the game, putting the Leafs up 1-0 in the third period on a one-timer. Prior to the goal, Leafs winger Zach Hyman backed into Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask, making contact with him.
Auston Matthews go-ahead goal allowed to stand after Bruins challenge for goaltender interference pic.twitter.com/8kcxiw1KZN
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) April 20, 2019
Boston challenged the goal, believing there was goalie interference, but the goal stood.
Kasperi Kapanen scored to put Toronto up 2-0, while Boston finally got on the board with a David Krejci goal later in the game.
Game 6 of the series will take place on Sunday in Toronto with the Leafs looking to close things out. The winner gets the Columbus Blue Jackets in the next round.