Thread: GBU: Fire Kevyn Adams!
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03-03-2013, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by HogtownSabresfan View Post
It was Bad PP but no need to give up puck. With goalie pulled, we had a five on three. No?
Yep.

The idea behind giving it away is to get the extra guy off the ice for the opponent. A 5v3 is better than a 6v4. But they already only had 3 guys, so there was no extra guy to get off the ice. By keeping it, they actually ensured more of the OT would be a PP, plus there was no risk of a shorty while the play was going since play ends when the Rangers touch the puck.

It's one of the few instances where it DOES actually make sense not to give the puck away on the PP with a delayed penalty.

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