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06-08-2012, 10:35 PM
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Originally Posted by VinnyC View Post
For those saying that there's no way it could've been legal - is there any rock solid definition of what is and isn't a "shot on goal"? I mean, intuitively a goal must originate from someone taking a shot but the only mention I saw was that a non-intentional goal (like an errant pass) doesn't count as a shot.
A shot on goal is anything that goes into the net or would have gone into the net had the goaltender not stopped it. If a skater "saves" it from going in it's not a shot on goal, it's a blocked shot. Also, an attempt that hits the post or crossbar and does not go into the net is not a shot on goal.

An "errant pass" that would have gone into the net without the goaltender stopping it is a shot on goal.

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