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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Refs got it right

This was sent in to me from Kevin the officials allowing play to continue after Rick Nash was awarded a penalty shot:

25.7 Timing - If the foul upon which the penalty shot is based occursduring actual playing time, the penalty shot shall be awarded andtaken immediately in the usual manner notwithstanding any delayoccasioned by a slow whistle by the Referee to allow play to continueuntil the attacking side has lost possession of the puck to thedefending side, which delay results in the expiry of the regular playingtime in any period

I know they mentioned something similar during the broadcast but it always helps to see it in black & white. I initially thought the Jackets caught a break but turns out the refs just called this one right.

Thanks Kevin!


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