Goalie-interference calls, as hockey fans have learned so well this spring, are not reviewable, at least for now. Next week in New York, the NHL's competition committee will meet on Monday, and the league's general managers will meet on Wednesday. In light of these controversies, goalie interference and replay will likely be discussed once again.
One NHL source told ESPN The Magazine there was momentum at the last general managers meeting to expand replay, including a suggestion to put a monitor in the penalty box to help with goalie-interference calls, but the GMs received pushback from the league on the issue. There's a real fear of unintended consequences if replay is expanded in a sport that makes it much more complicated than in other sports.
Asked at his annual state-of-the-game news conference before Game 1 about expanded replay, commissioner Gary Bettman said the league plans to continue moving with caution when it comes to replay.
"If we're going to take the next step and it's something we're discussing internally, it's going to have to be a series of discreet things we're comfortable we can get right," Bettman said. "Yes, you have an occasional call that is wrong, inopportune, glaring in its consequence, but when you devise a system to deal with those handful of instances, are you going to make it worse by the unintended consequences that follow? That's why we move slowly."
Lundqvist had just one request for those gathering to examine rule changes in regards to goalie interference.
"Be consistent with it," he said. "If they don't call that [on King], you can't call what they called in the second period."