Andrew Shaw's hit on Mike Smith(suspended 3 games)
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04-17-2012, 11:33 AM
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[I]69.4 Contact Outside the Goal Crease - If an attacking player initiates any contact with a goalkeeper, other than incidental contact, while the goalkeeper is outside his goal crease, and a goal is scored, the goal will be disallowed.
~~ Two elements here: 1) Initiating contact, 2) Unnecessary contact. Shaw did not initiate contact, the contact was incidental. .
That is your opinion. In my opinion, it was a blatant attempt to run our goalie. Smith was already playing the puck, he was in the process of clearing it along the boards, Shaw intentionally saw a chance to run the goalie and took it. If you read his statement he says he's was focused on the puck, yeah ok, a professional doesn't know where he is on the ice relative to the goalie, yeah, that makes a lot of sense.
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