Hockey Goalies Know How To Slide Tackle

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

This clip is from the Friday night Minnesota Wild-Detroit Red Wings game, and it's just about the sweetest hit from a goalie I've ever seen....

I don't see how this was a penalty since he got the puck first, but I'm not really versed in Hockey Rules. Hell with a 5-0 lead I'd be bored like Hasek as well.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:55 AM


Wow, that must have been exciting dozens of fans at that game.

oldskool138 said...
Dec 12, 2007, 11:03:00 AM  

Hahahaha hohohoho, DOZENS! Yup, there was only 1266 dozen people people there.

twoeightnine said...
Dec 12, 2007, 11:31:00 AM  

lets not forget the 10s of fans watching at home

h-town said...
Dec 12, 2007, 11:36:00 AM  

holy fuck... he de-skated him!


If they allowed this, i'm watching more of this Hoc-key....

Tom said...
Dec 12, 2007, 11:44:00 AM  

I am now a hockey fan after watching that clip.

Joel said...
Dec 12, 2007, 12:08:00 PM  

the ref clearly wasn't versed in the rules either

Rule 57.1: If, in the opinion of the referee, a player makes contact with the puck first and subsequently trips the opponent in so doing, no penalty shall be assessed.

he botched the call

Mike Georger said...
Dec 12, 2007, 12:10:00 PM  

Mike, the key phrase in 57.1 is "in the opinion of the referee". That gives the ref some discretion for incidental contact. In this case, Hasek charged for Gaborik's feet. It didn't matter to the ref if, technically, Hasek touched the puck first. Gaborik had nowhere to go but straight into Hasek. The refs will call that every time. They also take a dim view toward goalies making contact that far out of their crease.

That said, I don't blame Hasek for trying to protect his shut-out. The Wings are excellent penalty killers, so the trip was safer than a Gaborik breakaway.

BTW, I can't see the video at work. Is it from the homerific FSN Detroit feed I saw on NHL Network?

Dec 12, 2007, 1:07:00 PM  

it was a good call. if you're chasing a guy from behind, dive, knock the puck away, then clip his feet, it's no penalty. the intent is to play the puck.

in this case, hasek isn't making a play on the puck as much as he's trying to take gaborik's legs out. totally worth two minutes, though.

Lozo said...
Dec 12, 2007, 1:55:00 PM  


FYI... Gaborik had it coming... :)

Tom said...
Dec 12, 2007, 2:27:00 PM  

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