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Video- Anyone Else Think This Is A Goal?

Minnesota (Nick Johnson) scores, but wait…

According to rule 49.2 “a goal cannot be scored by an attacking player who uses a distinct motion to propel the puck into the net”.

That “distinct motion” is so confusing at times.

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Tapeleg's avatar

Paul -

You left a word out of that quote.  The rule states:

“A goal cannot be scored by an attacking player who uses a distinct kicking motion to propel the puck into the net.”

It’s not a distinct motion, it’s a distinct kicking motion. That’s an important word in that rule.

Posted by Tapeleg on 10/30/11 at 12:27 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Well Tapeleg, NHL.com must be wrong.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/30/11 at 12:34 AM ET

Tapeleg's avatar

Paul - So where did you get this rule from?

Posted by Tapeleg on 10/30/11 at 12:36 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Did you not click the NHL.com link?

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/30/11 at 12:39 AM ET

Tapeleg's avatar

No, I didn’t, because I had this one from NHL.com: http://www.nhl.com/ice/page.htm?id=26338  And that’s the rule.

Posted by Tapeleg on 10/30/11 at 12:41 AM ET

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So yes, I guess in one part of NHL.com, they got it wrong.  I’m guessing the one your quoted is the one that’s wrong.

Posted by Tapeleg on 10/30/11 at 12:42 AM ET

Paul's avatar

Who knows Tapeleg, it is the situation room blog, you would hope they know the rules.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/30/11 at 12:43 AM ET

Tapeleg's avatar

You would hope. And yet….

Posted by Tapeleg on 10/30/11 at 12:44 AM ET

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Um, am I wrong is there no difference between “distinct motion” and “distinct kicking motion” when the section of the CBA you’re both referring to is entitled “Rule 49: Kicking”?

Posted by Garth on 10/30/11 at 03:14 AM ET

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That was a goal, you can direct the puck in with your skate. No kick involved.

Posted by timbits on 10/30/11 at 03:04 PM ET

Lindas1st's avatar

good goal

Posted by Lindas1st from New England on 10/30/11 at 05:11 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Its a good goal.  I just wish I have a dollar for every time Holmstrom would get waived for that play.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 10/30/11 at 05:52 PM ET

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