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Panthers’ Head Coach Paul Maurice Addresses Contentious Call In 3-2 Victory Over Bruins!

In a thrilling showdown at TD Garden, the Panthers secured a pivotal Game 4 win, yet the spotlight lingered on a controversial moment involving forward Sam Bennett. Already a lightning rod for debate due to his altercation with Brad Marchand in Game 3, Bennett found himself at the center of another contentious incident.

Prior to the matchup, Bennett’s clash with Marchand had already stoked the ire of Bruins fans. The fallout from his actions left the Boston captain sidelined for the latter part of Game 3 and absent from Game 4. However, Bennett’s impact wasn’t confined to the previous game; he made waves once again in Game 4.

With the Bruins holding a narrow 2-1 lead in the third period, Bennett’s forceful shove on Charlie Coyle resulted in a collision with Bruins’ goalie Jeremy Swayman, opening up an opportunity for Florida to level the score. The Bruins swiftly challenged the play, contesting interference, but the referees upheld the goal, deeming there was no infraction.

According to the NHL’s Situation Room, video review corroborated the on-ice decision, determining that Bennett’s actions did not impede Swayman from maintaining his position in the crease, thereby validating the goal.

Jeremy Swayman
Charlie Coyle
Sam Bennett

Following this pivotal moment, Florida capitalized on the momentum, netting the go-ahead goal just four minutes later, bolstering their series lead to 3-1.

In the aftermath of this heated contest, Panthers’ Head Coach Paul Maurice provided his perspective on the contentious call and its impact on the game.

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