we generally think of the crease as the goalie's protected area, and it is that. but it also the area within which a goalie is allowed to intentionally cover the puck and stop play. it is supposed to be a delay of game call for covering the puck while not having some part of your body in the paint (not just falling on top of the puck and refusing to get up, i'm talking about reaching out with a glove and covering).
also, if a non-goalie covers the puck in the crease, accidentally o
See I think you're right in terms of "hockey morals" but in terms of the modern rule book, I think they probably fudged it and didn't get it right. It's Ironic to me.
I think that's a legit play in the modern game. I just don't think it should be. But as far as I can detect from the other goals I've seen NOT overturned in recent seasons, that should probably have been a good goal.
So I think the call was technically wrong, but essentially correct... even though it h