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May 13, 2011

Sharks Gut Out Game 7 Win Over Red Wings: Days after being described as "gutless, gutless" by former teammate Jeremy Roenick, Patrick Marleau scored a goal with 7:47 left in the third and made a key defensive play in the closing seconds to help the San Jose Sharks defeat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in game 7 of their playoff series. The Sharks advance to the conference finals and avoid becoming the fourth team to lose a series they led 3-0.

posted by rcade to hockey at 07:10 AM - 6 comments

And sadly I have as many points in the second round of the SpoFi confidence pool as I did after the first. The fact that I didn't make picks in the first round is irrelevant to this conversation.

posted by Demophon at 09:32 AM on May 13

Could someone clarify the NHL's crease rules for me? Is it so long as one foot is outside the crease you're in the clear if a goal is scored?

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:35 AM on May 13

Could someone clarify the NHL's crease rules for me? Is it so long as one foot is outside the crease you're in the clear if a goal is scored?

The crease rule isn't the same as it was years ago. They are no longer draconian about having a toe in the crease.

The general rule is, you can be in the crease as long as you don't interfere with the goalie. So if the toe of your skate is in the crease when the shot comes in, no problem. However, if you back your ass up into the goalie's face while he's in the crease, and you make contact, then you'll get called for it.

Once the puck is in the crease, all bets are off and it's bull-in-a-china-shop rules at that point.

posted by grum@work at 10:41 AM on May 13

You started my day off with a great laugh and I am still smiling!

Thanks for the clarification of the crease rule grum...I had a great visual!

posted by iceboxraider at 10:46 AM on May 13

The crease rule isn't the same as it was years ago. They are no longer draconian about having a toe in the crease.

The reason I ask is this goal seemed sketchy to me.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 11:25 AM on May 13

Rule has always been to prevent goaltender interference. Sometime not too long ago teams started planning to run goaltenders as the rule was not being enforced. The NHL countered by the rediculous and short lived twist that no part of the player could be in the crease when a goal was scored .. a bogus bandaid solution at the time. Got to the point where defencemen were actually pushing their opponents into the crease to get stoppages and try to draw penalties.

Rule 69 - Goaltender interference should provide some clarity to the current rule and the goal you've linked. If there is any contact on the goaltender on that play, it was Holmstrom's shove of the offensive player into Howard after the puck is in the net. Heck of a play by Boyle.

posted by cixelsyd at 11:54 AM on May 13

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