Blackhawks Lose on Illegal Shot in Shootout

Despite trailing 3-1 early in the second period, being without Brian Campbell the entire night and when, after a cheap shot from Pavel Kubina, losing Dave Bolland for most of the night, the Blackhawks had a chance to win the game in Tampa on Wednesday night.

But they lost.

On an illegal shot.

According to NHL rule 24.2, the following rules are in effect:

“The spin-o-rama type move where the player completes a 360° turn as he approaches the goal, shall be permitted as this involves continuous motion.”

Martin St. Louis’ spin-o-rama move was not a continuous motion.

When he stopped the puck and adjusted it on his stick blade, he broke that continuous motion and the shot should not have counted.

But the refs allowed the tally, and when Marian Hossa failed to score on the Hawks’ third and final chance in the shootout, Chicago was sent packing with just one point gained on the evening.

That one point, however, does mean something. The LA Kings defeated the Red Wings in Detroit in regulation tonight, meaning the Blackhawks pick up a crucial point in the standings.

The injuries to Bolland and Campbell are certainly something to be concerned about, and we’ll undoubtedly find out more in the near future. It’s a shame the Blackhawks had to lose on an illegal shot, but the comeback with a short bench was honorable.

Oh, and Jonathan Toews? Add three more points to his ridiculousness since the Break, scoring the game-tying goal and adding assists on the first two Hawks goals.

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5 Responses to Blackhawks Lose on Illegal Shot in Shootout

  1. rslick8 says:

    The real issue is that the puck stopped. This goal should not have been allowed

    24.2 Procedure – The Referee shall ask to have announced over the public address system the name of the player designated by him or selected by the team entitled to take the shot (as appropriate). He shall then place the puck on the center face-off spot and the player taking the shot will, on the instruction of the Referee (by blowing his whistle), play the puck from there and shall attempt to score on the goalkeeper. The puck must be kept in motion towards the opponent’s goal line and once it is shot, the play shall be considered complete. No goal can be scored on a rebound of any kind (an exception being the puck off the goal post or crossbar, then the goalkeeper and then directly into the goal), and any time the puck crosses the goal line or comes to a complete stop, the shot shall be considered complete

  2. rslick8 says:

    The real issue is that the puck stopped and so should have the play.

    24.2 Procedure – The Referee shall ask to have announced over the public address system the name of the player designated by him or selected by the team entitled to take the shot (as appropriate). He shall then place the puck on the center face-off spot and the player taking the shot will, on the instruction of the Referee (by blowing his whistle), play the puck from there and shall attempt to score on the goalkeeper. The puck must be kept in motion towards the opponent’s goal line and once it is shot, the play shall be considered complete. No goal can be scored on a rebound of any kind (an exception being the puck off the goal post or crossbar, then the goalkeeper and then directly into the goal), and any time the puck crosses the goal line or comes to a complete stop, the shot shall be considered complete.

  3. A-Hoff says:

    Agree with you and it shouldn’t have counted. I felt like my wife turned on Skating with the Stars during the shootout. At least the bolts will have something to do while we’re playing into June…

  4. luvkane88 says:

    @A-Hoff i luv your confidence. I feel redemption & payback is due & a beeatch when Bolts come back into our building on Apr. 3, my b.day, so they will win cuz they always win for it. It’s awful that we had to lose Bolli as he was doing Great! Get rid of Shootouts & Just do the Overtimes until someone wins. Kane is Red Hot too!!! :0)

  5. john johnson says:

    that goal should have been waived off,period, the players should determine the outcome of the game not the refs.I live in the tampa bay area,but i am always a blackhawks fan ( I am from Chicago,born there too) The lighning play the sens tonight ….go sens!

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