Day: November 6, 2014

AHL Closes Penalty Shot Loophole With Leggio Rule

AHL goaltender David Leggio had a unique approach to defending against a two-on-none breakaway.  Rather than be subject to target practice with no defensive help, Leggio opted to flip the goal cage and take an intentional penalty.  The punishment? A penalty shot.  Leggio figured he’d take his chances against one shooter instead of two.  (He made the right call. Leggio stopped the shot.) It was a smart move.  Leggio found a form of goaltending arbitrage  – where the penalty resulted in a better situation than the one he was facing without it.   The AHL won’t let that happen again.  They’ve closed...

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Tonight’s NHL Officials – 11/6/14

Edmonton Oilers at Boston Bruins – 7:00 EST Referees Tom Kowal (#32) 3.3 minor penalties per game 9.4 PIM per game 9% more calls on road team 58% home win percentage Win/Loss EDM 1-5 BOS 2-0 Jean Hebert (#15) 3.7 minor penalties per game 11.2 PIM per game 1.1% more calls on home team 56% home win percentage Win/Loss EDM 2-2 BOS 4-2 Linesmen Derek Amell (#75), Jean Morin (#97) Florida Panthers at Philadelphia Flyers – 7:00 EST Referees Dean Morton (#36) 3.6 minor penalties per game 11.6 PIM per game 4.3% more calls on road team 52% home...

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