There are four (4) specific conditions that must be met in order for the Referee to award a penalty shot for a player being fouled from behind. They are:
(i) The infraction must have taken place in the neutral zone or attacking zone, (i.e. over the puck carrier’s own blue line);
(ii) The infraction must have been committed from behind;
(iii) The player in possession and control (or, in the judgment of the Referee, clearly would have obtained possession and control of the puck) must have been denied a reasonable chance to score (the fact that he got a shot off does not automatically eliminate this play from the penalty shot consideration criteria. If the foul was from behind and he was denied a “more” reasonable scoring opportunity due to the foul, then the penalty shot should be awarded);
(iv) The player in possession and control (or, in the judgment of the Referee, clearly would have obtained possession and control of the puck) must have had no opposing player between himself and the goalkeeper.
It still was a bad call. That no way was a PS. He still had a reasonable chance to score and the hooking from McD only disturbed him very little, he lost absolutely no speed for instance.
This game turned in the wrong direction when Miller turns the puck over early in the second in the offensive zone. Miller should not be in the NHL. He makes too many stupid plays and adds no offense to offset them. Puck goes the other way and then john moore makes an equally dumb play
It's nights like these they REALLY miss Dubi/Prust/Artie. Those guys battled and won board battles. Sather shipped those guys out when he probably should have waited for Bobby Ryan or Nathan Horton on the open market. Blah.
You just know they'll make the playoffs by like one point and that ****ing cigar smoking piece of trash will go ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN GUISE and trade the farm for Mike Cammalleri and we'll be right back where we ****ing started.
I'm not gonna try and figure out what's wrong with this team but I will say this. The majority of this core is not playing the way that got them into this league. I don't know if they're just complacent now but they aren't the same players.
Dubinsky is gritty but overpaid and hurt a ton. Anisimov is good but inconsistent just like brassard. Erixon is a ld and has done nothing.
Really blaming them for getting a goal scorer is comical
indeed i am. you cant take what they are doing today and say it would have happened here. Dubinsky ( even though I was not a huge fan of his ) was part of the core. Played with more heart than almost anybody on this team. AA was a great two way player, he had a little edge and did more on the ice than most remember. Erixon is not proven yet and I really dont put much stock into him on whether he would pan out or not.