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by Paul on 05/04/08 at 08:47 AM ET
via the 2008 Stanley Cup Blog at CBC,
“We have made 200 to 250 calls on kicking plays,” (Mike) Murphy said. “What we have come to determine is that the difference between a kick and a deflection is the force of the puck. If the force of the puck was going to put it into the net at the same speed or a decreased speed, then there wasn’t a kick.
“But if the motion of the leg increases the force or speed of the puck, then we believe that is a kick. We believe (Morrow’s) kick propelled the puck forward and made it go into the net.”
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