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Is this a goal or a blind-side pick?

In tonight's Montreal-Buffalo game, Brandon Prust exited the penalty box, bumped Tyler Myers off the puck, and eventually scored the 1-1 goal, but an argument can be made that Prust made a "pick" from the blind side instead of simply separating player from puck because Myers had no idea that Prust was cruising into his back:

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nEgativezEro's avatar

Yeah, that’s a tough one. I mean, it was sort of a hit from behind. It was sort of interference-ish. Yet at the same time, Myers simply wasn’t aware of the penalty clock running out and the player right on his back. Myers had the puck, so it’s not like body-contact is illegal. And watching the replay closely, Prust, despite coming in from behind, hits Myers more in the side than the back.

Myers has plenty of room for complaint, but I don’t think you can call a penalty there.

Posted by nEgativezEro on 02/04/15 at 10:01 AM ET

Paul's avatar

I blame the Buffalo bench, goalie and whoever else for not alerting Myers of the present danger.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/04/15 at 10:02 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Why didn’t Zadorov let his keeper play the puck instead of playing the other skater on the two-on-one?  Enroth had a clear look at Habs’ Desharnais…until Zadorov made him switch posts to play the shot from Prust.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 02/04/15 at 11:05 AM ET

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