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Can We Give Tyler Ennis A -1 On This?

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Watching that play live . . . well, it was just unbelievable.  I’ve never seen anything like it, probably never will again.  Poor Buffalo.

Posted by nosferatu from Albany, NY on 01/05/11 at 01:36 PM ET

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Well that was different. Good eyes by the official too.

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 01/05/11 at 02:39 PM ET

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Why Ennis with the -1? He went to the net, dished the puck to Luke Adam who choked on a wide open net.

Posted by Puck from San Francisco, CA on 01/05/11 at 02:40 PM ET

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Uh, no, he didn’t choke on a wide open net. Watch the end of the video—the shot is on target, but Ennis unintentionally saves it off the goal line with his stick.

Posted by Sven22 from Grand Rapids on 01/05/11 at 02:45 PM ET

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Uh, no, he didn’t choke on a wide open net

Freeze vid at 1:21 and look for yourself. Pretty wide open to me. Adam flubs shot off heel of stick but if anyone choked on this play it was him and not Ennis is all I’m saying.

Posted by Puck from San Francisco, CA on 01/05/11 at 03:03 PM ET

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Watch :55 - 1:00. The original shot is clearly on net, then hits Ennis’ stick.

The shot may have come off the heel, but it was still on target.

Posted by Sven22 from Grand Rapids on 01/05/11 at 03:26 PM ET

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Addendum: NO ONE choked on the play. It was just an unlikely and unfortunate coincidence.

Posted by Sven22 from Grand Rapids on 01/05/11 at 03:28 PM ET

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Addendum: NO ONE choked on the play. It was just an unlikely and unfortunate coincidence.

agreed. Was just jerking Paul’s chain for the title. I like Ennis and hope he does well.

Posted by Puck from San Francisco, CA on 01/05/11 at 03:31 PM ET

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He’ll probably need a steak after watching the replay, so yeah, someone should give him the sauce.

Posted by StevieSteve on 01/05/11 at 03:43 PM ET

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Holy hell…

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 01/05/11 at 05:42 PM ET

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The real question…. How was this notated on the score sheet?

Does Adam get credit for a SOG?
Does Budaj get credit for SV?
Does Ennis get a credit for a BS?

One would think that Adam gets the SOG, but Budaj cannot get credit for a SV.  Nor can anyone on the Avs get credit for a BS.  Therefore Budaj must have been scored as giving up one more goal than he did, no?

Anyone have any ideas?

Posted by Unicorn Force from DC (but like everyone here, I'm not a local) on 01/05/11 at 08:45 PM ET

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As absurd as it sounds, I would say it would not count as a SOG.

Rationale: If Lidstrom fires a shot directly at goal and the puck gets tipped wide of the net by Holmstrom, it does not count as a shot on goal. In order to count as a shot on goal, it would need to be a situation in which the the puck would have scored had the goalie not been present.

On this play, Budaj is irrelevant. Ennis takes a shot, but it is tipped wide before it has a chance to cross the goal line. So, no SOG, no SV and no BS.

Posted by Sven22 from Grand Rapids on 01/05/11 at 08:50 PM ET

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Sven… Good analysis… Can and can’t argue with you.  So….

Here’s the second real question… How long did it take the NHL official score sheet keeper to come to a determination?

I think I need to get a tape of the game and score it myself and compare with the NHL’s website’s Game Summary…

Posted by Unicorn Force from DC (but like everyone here, I'm not a local) on 01/05/11 at 08:57 PM ET

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