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Refs Missed The Pick Play On Bouma Goal

from Kerry Fraser of TSN,

Lance Bouma clearly eliminated Dustin Byfuglien with illegal body contact that directly resulted in Bouma scoring a short-handed goal. Bouma should have been assessed an interference penalty negating any opportunity to score on the play. The Jets should have then enjoyed a two-man advantage for one minute and forty seconds.

A "pick" is defined as the action of a player who checks an opponent who is not in possession of the puck and is unaware of the impending check/hit. A player delivering a "pick" is one who moves into an opponent's path without initially having body position, thereby taking him out of the play. When this is done, an interference penalty shall be assessed. Lance Bouma got away with a text book example of a "moving pick" when he eliminated defender Dustin Byfuglien and then put himself in position  to receive a pass from Matt Stajan and slip the puck past Winnipeg goalkeeper Al Montoya.

read on and watch the goal below...

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Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit's avatar

Frazer’s analysis of on ice events are as consistent as his calls on the ice were.(sarcasm)

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 11/19/13 at 12:44 PM ET

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