When considering an incident worthy of Goaltender Interference, the 3 main criteria to consider/answer in making the appropriate decision:

  1. Is the goaltender able to play his position? If he is contacted, does he have time to recover?

  2. Was the contact initiated by the defensive player or the cause of a player from the opposing team?

  3. Was the contact made inside (or outside) of the crease?  Contact in the blue paint area calls for disallowing a goal.