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by Paul on 12/13/10 at 02:13 PM ET
via Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province,
When the game was over, several Canucks said: “Are you going to write about that penalty shot?”
Of course we are because it’s not often we see one called when a forward is trying to score by going around the dot. That’s what happened Sunday when Magnus Paajarvi got by Andrew Alberts, around the faceoff circle.
The Canucks defenceman lunged backward in an attempt to swat the puck away or knock Paajarvi’s stick, as the Oiler forward took a sharp angle toward the net. Alberts’ stick tripped Paajarvi, who still got both a shot on net and a penalty shot, thanks to referee Brad Meier. He’s the same ref who just happened to let a similar play go Saturday night when it was Ryan Kesler in the Paajarvi role.
“I asked Brad what was the difference between (Paajarvi) and Kes on Saturday and he said ‘it’s way different,’” Vigneault said. “I’ll have to look at it again.”
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