Florida Panthers forward Sam Bennett's controversial goal against the Boston Bruins
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Bruins fans furious by Bennett's controversial goal in pivotal game 4

Published May 12, 2024 at 9:14 PM

In a high-stakes Game 4 showdown between the Florida Panthers and the Boston Bruins, Sam Bennett once again found himself at the center of the action, this time over a controversial goal which has sparked anger with fans.

With the Panthers trailing 2-1 in the third period and on the power play, Bennett seized the moment to make his mark on the game.

As the clock ticked down, Bennett executed a perfectly timed crosscheck from behind on Charlie Coyle, causing him to collide with Bruins goaltender Jeremy Swayman. Seizing the opportunity, Bennett capitalized with a slick goal to tie the game, sending shockwaves through the TD Garden crowd.

However, the Bruins weren't about to let the goal stand without a fight. In a desperate attempt to overturn the call, they challenged for goalie interference. But much to their dismay, the goal was upheld, leaving the home crowd frustrated and irate.

I do not understand how you could watch this replay and determine that Charlie Coyle wasn't pushed into his own goalie by Sam Bennett.

Absolutely atrocious call following a review.

Bennett's goal was just the latest chapter in his contentious relationship with the Bruins. In Game 3, he drew the ire of Boston fans and players alike after delivering a brutal hit that sidelined Bruins captain Brad Marchand. The memory of that hit still fresh, Bennett's goal only added fuel to the fire.

For Bennett and the Panthers, it was a moment of triumph in a fiercely contested series. But for the Bruins and their loyal fans, it was a bitter pill to swallow, as they now face the daunting task of clawing their way back into the series to keep their Stanley Cup dreams alive.

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Bruins fans furious by Bennett's controversial goal in pivotal game 4

Do you think Florida Panthers forward Sam Bennett's goal should have counted?

Yes34346.3 %
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